Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

October 23, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children. UNC Lineberger’s Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD and colleagues reported in the journal Development that by blocking a signal called GSK-3, they could control tumor growth in a … Continued

Lorelei rings the bell

August 14, 2019

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin celebrated completing her chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia by ringing the ceremonial bell in the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology-oncology clinic.

St. Baldrick’s awards grant to Alexander to study resistant leukemia

July 25, 2019

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a research grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientist Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH, to support his research focused on the biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that doesn’t fully respond to treatment. The grant, for $94,800, is from the latest round of grants from the St. … Continued

Ashley Burnette

March 20, 2015

Ashley Burnette is an 11-year-old cancer survivor and Patient Ambassador at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. On August 27th of 2010, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and later was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. All along the way, she never stopped smiling.

Reece Holbrook

February 16, 2015

Reece Holbrook’s parents, Jennifer and Chad, noticed the bruises on the legs of Reece, their son. “We thought it might be the bruises of an active two-year old, ” explained Jennifer Holbrook, “but when we saw bruises on his rib cage and small red dots, we took Reece to the pediatrician.” He ran blood tests and suggested that they come to UNC.

Katy Sims

January 14, 2015

When Katy Sims enters the first-year class at the UNC School of Medicine this fall, she will already have extensive medical experience. Her decision to become a doctor came as she was undergoing treatment for Ewing sarcoma, a type of childhood cancer.