By forming clots in tumors, immune cells aid lung cancer’s spread

May 24, 2018

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Chad Pecot, MD, report in the journal Nature Communications that for a particular subset of lung cancer tumors, there is a high prevalence of immune cells called inflammatory monocytes. These cells, which normally help to build clotting scaffolds to promote wound healing, also make it possible for tumor cells to migrate and spread to other parts of the body.

Pecot awarded $400,000 Free to Breathe grant

January 31, 2017

Funding will support research to evaluate whether targeting inflammatory monocytes through the use of CCR2 inhibitors will blunt or prevent metastasis in squamous cell lung cancer.

UNC pulmonology fellow wins grant for lung cancer research

July 7, 2015

Adam Belanger, MD, a second-year pulmonology fellow in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, was one of four North Carolina researchers to win a research grant from the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Research Fellows Program.

Bobby Kadis: Living life to the fullest

May 15, 2015

These days Bobby Kadis is living life to the fullest. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, he enrolled in a UNC Lineberger clinical trial using a combination of targeted drug therapies. Now the avid potter, mountain climber and yoga enthusiast celebrates being cancer-free.

Bobby Kadis

May 13, 2015

These days Bobby Kadis is living life to the fullest. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, he enrolled in a UNC Lineberger clinical trial using a combination of targeted drug therapies. Now the avid potter, mountain climber and yoga enthusiast celebrates life to its fullest.

Tomma Hargraves

March 20, 2015

Eight years after her diagnosis, lung cancer survivor Tomma Hargraves is training to become a lay navigator with UNC Lineberger, giving back to the hospital that she credits with saving her life.

Pecot named one of only two ACS Mentored Research Scholar awardees

December 18, 2014

Chad Pecot, MD, assistant professor in hematology and oncology, has received a Mentored Research Scholar Award in Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Dr. Pecot is one of only two recipients in the United States to receive the award.