July in Review

By Forming Clots in Tumors, Immune Cells Aid Lung Cancer's Spread
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Chad Pecot, MD, report in the journal Nature Communications that for a particular subset of lung cancer tumors, there is a high prevalence of immune cells called inflammatory monocytes. These cells, which normally help to build clotting scaffolds to promote wound healing, also make it possible for tumor cells to migrate and spread to other parts of the body (Please click on headline to read full article).
From the Telehealth Director
There has never been a better time to take advantage of the UNC Cancer Network’s Learning Portal (Please click on headline to read full article)!
New Additions to the Learning Portal
The UNC Cancer Network's Learning Portal (learn.unccn.org) offers FREE CME, CNE, and ASRT continuing education credits for oncology professionals through our self-paced, online courses. We recruit UNC faculty and other oncology professionals to deliver lectures on the latest treatments, clinical trials, and supportive services available to North Carolina cancer patients (Please click on headline to read full article).