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The Biology of Cancer: Precision Medicine

October 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Precision Medicine — Friday, October 2nd – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – The Biology of Cancer Lecture


The Biology of Cancer:
Exploring the Role of Race, Class, and Socioeconomics
in the Underserved and the Underrepresented

Behind cardiovascular disease, Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of deaths in the United States. What causes Cancer? Why have we not cured Cancer yet? What are some of the myths that surround Cancer care? Why do people of color seem to develop and die from Cancer at rates much higher than the majority of the population?

If you are interested in learning the answers to one or more of these questions, you should consider attending an engaging and stimulating, semester-long webinar series taught by cancer biologists, physicians, public health experts, and other cancer specialists from NCCU, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC A&T. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to potentially hear from cancer survivors. These hour long webinars will be held during the Fall 2020 semester on Fridays at 11am. Come out and join us!


Photo of Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, MMSc

Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Cancer Epidemiology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Precision Medicine


Lecture Description

What is precision medicine? How does it apply to cancer? This lecture will highlight the course and development of targeted therapies/approaches in the management of malignancies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the first implementation of precision medicine in cancer
  • List some inherited germline mutations used to help patients make decisions about cancer prevention
  • List the most common current targeted therapies using in common cancers like colon cancer and breast cancer
  • Detail how precision oncology is affecting the shape of clinical trials


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar Link



*Lecture topic subject to change.


October 2, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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