Workshop offers insight, support after cancer treatment ends

August 13, 2019

When a person being treated for cancer transitions from the active to post-treatment phase of care, the disruption to what had become routine and familiar can create feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Recognizing the array of challenges a person may face following treatment, UNC Lineberger is offering a free workshop to help cancer survivors and … Continued

Muss leads study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Hyman B. Muss, MD, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology and director of UNC Lineberger’s geriatric oncology program, led a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that found that older patients with early breast cancer had lower rate of recurrence when treated … Continued

Nielsen published in JAMA Internal Medicine

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology, was the corresponding author of a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed five different guidelines for evaluating blood in the urine. Nielsen and his co-authors, including UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Mihaela Georgieva, PhD, … Continued

Bryant, Wood published in Supportive Care in Cancer

July 1, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing, was first and corresponding author of a paper published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. UNC Lineberger’s William A. Wood, MD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was the senior author. In the … Continued

Chung honored with Jefferson Pilot Award

June 18, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine has selected UNC Lineberger’s Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, as one of two recipients of the Jefferson Pilot Award, along with Jiandong Liu, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine. Each will receive $5,000 for each of the next four years to support … Continued

Wood appointed to leadership role with national clinical trials group

May 23, 2019

William A. Wood, MD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC Lineberger, was recently appointed vice chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology’s Transplant and Cell Based Therapies Committee. He succeeds Thomas C. Shea, MD, the John William Pope Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research at UNC Lineberger … Continued

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

May 2, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Get Real and Heel is a free exercise program for cancer survivors that offers a dedicated workout space staffed by trainers who develop individualized plans to help people manage cancer treatment-related symptoms and improve their chances of survivorship while increasing their quality of life.

Smith named director of urologic oncology, co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service

April 30, 2019

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS, has been named director of Urologic Oncology in the UNC Department of Urology and co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger’s clinical home. Smith, who is a board-certified urologist who specializes in the treatment of bladder, prostate, … Continued

Chen elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

April 23, 2019

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. He was formally inducted into the society during the joint meeting of the Association … Continued

UNC Lineberger faculty present at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress

April 22, 2019

UNC Lineberger faculty were among the several UNC School of Nursing presenters at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 44th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California, April 11-15. Ashley Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, and Lixin Song, PhD, RN, FAAN, along with UNC School of Nursing’s Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, Ahrang Jung, PhD, RN, and … Continued