Uncovering disparities for women with gynecologic cancers

August 17, 2015

A study by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that women with gynecologic cancer who were enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare had worse outcomes compared with women enrolled in Medicare alone.

Rock stars for a day

August 4, 2015

As a breast cancer survivor, Barbara Martin has established a tradition – walking 39 miles to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer – that has become very special to her. This challenge became even more special this year, as her mother and daughter were both by her side along the way.

Early menarche may be important in development of aggressive breast cancer in African-American women

June 17, 2015

A multicenter research team known as the African American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk Consortium (AMBER), which includes UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Olshan, PhD has uncovered differences in ER-positive & ER-negative breast cancer pathways. The team examined whether relationships between age at menarche and breast cancer are the same for tumors that are ER-positive or ER-negative, particularly among African-American women. ER-negative breast cancer is generally more aggressive and known to be associated with a poorer prognosis than ER-positive disease.

Melissa Troester, PhD – Team Science at its Best

March 16, 2015

UNC Lineberger member Melissa Troester, PhD, values a team approach in her work and her personal life. As co-leader of the cancer center’s Cancer Epidemiology Program, Troester’s work is an important part of UNC Lineberger’s interdisciplinary research on the causes of breast cancer and the translational research on strategies of prevention, treatment and cure.

Her First Thought

January 28, 2015

When a young woman receives a cancer diagnosis, her obvious first thought is “I want to survive this.” When that cancer diagnosis has an impact on her ability to have children, she has a second thought.