Researchers lay the foundation for personalized immune treatments for leukemia

August 29, 2018

In the journal Blood Advances, UNC Lineberger’s Ben Vincent, MD, Paul Armistead, MD, PhD, and their collaborators reported early findings from a new study that could aid in the development of immune-based treatments that are tailored to individual leukemia patients who are undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Veatrice Harris

June 23, 2015

Veatrice Harris wasn’t afraid of battling cancer. She leaned on her faith, her family, and her UNC caregivers to face the toughest year of her life. Now, thanks to an innovative procedure called a 50/50 bone marrow transplant, Veatrice has renewed hope for 2015.

Sylvia Hatchell

March 20, 2015

“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer,” says UNC Women’s Basketball Coach and leukemia survivor Sylvia Hatchell. “But you have the choice in how you deal with it.”

Tricia Prestia

January 14, 2015

In 2011, Tricia Prestia was wearing a lot of hats. A wife, a mother and a busy women’s health nurse practitioner in Cary, Tricia drew on her training and experience as a cytologist – the person who studies cellular changes that may indicate cancer – in her nursing practice.

N.C. Cancer Hospital nurse selected as recipient of national leadership award

December 8, 2014

AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, PhD candidate, an oncology nurse at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, who has made extraordinary efforts to improve the health and lives of agricultural workers and health care providers has been recognized as one of the 10 recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.