Wang published in the journal Small

February 11, 2020

Andrew Z. Wang, MD, was corresponding author of a paper evaluating whether nanoparticle drug delivery contributed to liver damage, or hepatotoxicity.

Researchers develop method to engineer immune cells so they grow even in hostile tumors

February 3, 2020

Tumors can create a hostile environment for cancer-fighting immune cells. In a new study, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method for engineering immune cells to improve their survival and proliferation, even within a hostile tumor. Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, MD, report in the journal Nature … Continued

UNC Lineberger discovery would allow researchers to fine-tune activity of cancer-hunting immune cells

January 30, 2020

A discovery by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers could allow scientists to fine-tune genetically engineered immune cells to heighten their killing power against tumors or to decrease their activity level in the case of severe side effects. In a study published in Cancer Cell, researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, … Continued

Scientists use ‘biological flashlight’ to control cell function

January 24, 2020

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center can illuminate cells from within using an embedded “biological flashlight,” and then use the light to control the cell’s function. In a proof-of-concept study published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology, researchers describe an advance in “optogenetics,” a field in which scientists use light … Continued

Comparing cancer costs is challenging, despite new price transparency rules

January 16, 2020

Comparison shopping for airfare, a TV, or a car can be straightforward online. The same cannot be said for checking what hospitals charge for a standard radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a report published in JAMA Oncology. Trevor Royce, MD, MPH, MS, of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is … Continued