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The McKays: Making it through cancer as a family

December 8, 2020

Duane McKay and his daughter, Maddilyn, had cancer at the same time. Both were treated at the N.C. Cancer Hospital and received bone marrow transplants, with support from their small town community throughout their journey.

Alexander co-authors study in Lancet Oncology

March 20, 2020

This was the first peer-reviewed study of venetoclax in a pediatric population, and first study using the drug with intensive acute myeloid leukemia chemotherapy.

Phase I study indicates drug could boost immune function in blood cancers

January 14, 2020

An early-stage clinical study investigating a method of boosting the body’s defenses against two blood cancers found the drug pomalidomide could be safely added to conventional treatments, and help improve immune function. University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Joshua Zeidner, MD, assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, … Continued

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant supports drug discovery research

September 3, 2019

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded a $971,484 Screen to Lead grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to launch an investigation of new drug compounds that would block enzymes that can become hyperactive in blood cancer cells when mutated. UNC Lineberger’s John Sondek, PhD, a professor in the UNC … Continued