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UNC Lineberger's Carrie Lee, MD, spoke at the “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment" seminar on May 14.

May 29, 2018

Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

UNC Lineberger and the Melanoma Research Foundation hosted “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment," a seminar for patients and caregivers at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Physicians, researchers, patients and staff spoke about advances in treatment and care for melanoma, research and prevention, as well as best practices to address the psychosocial aspects of care.

Stergios Moschos, MD, a UNC Lineberger member, a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, presented on research efforts to find new melanoma treatments and advances.

February 12, 2016

Advances in melanoma treatment focus of UNC conference

At the 10th Annual UNC Conference on Melanoma and Complex Skin Cancers: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, experts in melanoma treatment presented advances in treating the disease on Thursday. The conference, held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, drew dermatologists, surgeons, medical oncologists and other health care providers to hear presentations on topics ranging from immunotherapy drugs and targeted treatments for metastatic disease, radiation strategies, and chemotherapy to prevent skin cancer.

Stergios Moschos, MD

June 18, 2015

UNC Lineberger researchers help map genetic mutations in skin cancer

UNC Lineberger researchers significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Researchers collected samples from 331 patients and used several molecular methodologies to complete the study, the largest of its kind to-date for cutaneous melanoma. The findings were published in the journal Cell.