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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.

Charles M. Perou, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and a professor of genetics, pathology and laboratory medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, was a co-corresponding author of a study recognized by the Clinical Research Forum.

April 20, 2015

Clinical Research Forum selects genomic analysis as top 10 research achievement

A cancer genomics study led by UNC Lineberger researchers and other scientists involved in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer, was selected as one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of the year. The project characterized molecular changes in 12 different cancers and revealed a new approach to classifying cancers.