Prostate Cancer Foundation awards grant to Coombs

December 17, 2019

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has awarded $225,000 across three years to UNC Lineberger’s Catherine C. Coombs, MD, to study whether genetic mutations that accumulate in the blood over time are linked to worse outcomes for prostate cancer. Coombs, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, received the Young Investigator Award … Continued

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

June 2, 2019

Preliminary results from a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found that just 15 percent of a group of men in North Carolina with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance instead of treatment followed the recommended monitoring guidelines. The findings, which were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Continued