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August 2020

Be Loud Festival

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual NC

Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at UNC Lineberger, is hosting a virtual fundraiser the weekend of August 28-29. At 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights, tune in to the UNC AYA Instagram, YouTube or Facebook channels to see two of the best sets of music…

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Be Loud Festival

August 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual NC

Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at UNC Lineberger, is hosting a virtual fundraiser the weekend of August 28-29. At 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights, tune in to the UNC AYA Instagram, YouTube or Facebook channels to see two of the best sets of music…

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September 2020

She ROCKS The Triad Fundraiser for UNC Lineberger

September 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual NC

She ROCKS was founded to bring awareness to ovarian cancer through funding groundbreaking research at UNC Lineberger and by helping patients who are undergoing treatment in their communities. Mark your calendars for the She ROCKS The Triad’s 3rd annual fundraising event, which has moved to a fundraiser dinner to a virtual format. More details forthcoming.…

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October 2020

She ROCKS 7th Annual Luncheon

October 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual NC

She ROCKS exists to bring awareness and attention to ovarian cancer through funding groundbreaking research at UNC Lineberger and by helping patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer in the Wilmington and Triad regions. Join us – from your office, living room or vacation spot – as we go virtual for our annual luncheon!

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November 2020

Grief Support Group

November 12, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual NC

Join us for a hybrid of psychoeducation and group discussion/peer support for folks who have lost a loved one to cancer. The group will meet on the second Thursday afternoon of each month. The first session is Nov. 12. Please contact Justin Yopp by email at justin_yopp@med.unc.edu or call (984) 974-8113 for more information or…

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2020 UNC Geriatric Oncology Symposium

November 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual NC

Please join us for the 2020 UNC Geriatric Oncology Symposium. This year's format is panels of speakers on specific topics, each with a moderator who will encourage Q&A among the panelists and with symposium audience. Topics include patient reported outcomes, cognition, body composition, issues in geriatric oncology surgery, and nursing research in geriatric oncology. Please…

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December 2020

Tar Heal Tuesday

December 1, 2020
Virtual NC

Time to go all in this Tar Heal Tuesday and support UNC Lineberger and life-saving cancer research! #GivingTuesday is a national movement that celebrates generosity and kicks off the season of giving. This year we are proud to participate again with our very own #TarHealTuesday. Cancer is the leading cause of death in North Carolina. You…

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4th Annual Chromatin and Epigenetics Symposium

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Symposium Keynote Speaker: Martin Hirst, PhD. Dr. Hirst is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Head of Epigenomics at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Dr. Hirst was one of the first in the world to…

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Impact vs. Intention: The Importance of Collaboration When Dismantling Structural Racism – Part 1 Leveling Session

December 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual NC

A two-part series hosted by the UNC Lineberger Equity Council to expand understanding and foster dialogue. The Leveling Session offers an analysis and historical context to structural racism in the United States and the healthcare industry. This session is designed to spark curiosity, foster dialogue, and present a clear understanding of the individual and organizational…

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January 2021

UNC Lineberger Breast SPORE Seminar

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Presenter: Gary Johnson, PhD Talk Title: “Overcoming plasticity of the kinome for kinase-targeted therapies” Presenter: Patty Spears and Missy Van Lokeren, Advocacy Group Talk Title: “Research Patient Advocate Engagement” Zoom Webinar Zoom Passcode: SPORE  

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Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: Defining HPV-Specific B-Cell Responses in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Andreas Weiland, PhD, Emory University. Please register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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36th Annual University/Community MLK Banquet

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual NC

The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation, a non-profit group founded in 1993, raises scholarship funds for high school students in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County and UNC students who work to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. Each year, the Corporation also honors citizens in “recognition of enduring service to humanity…

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Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: The Emergence of Butyrophilins as Dynamic Immune Regulators in Cancer

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Kyle Payne, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center. Please register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Genetics and Molecular Biology Friday Seminar Series: Trajectories and Plasticity in the Development of Cancer

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual NC

Dana Pe’er, Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Metastasis & Tumor Ecosystems Center at Sloan Kettering Institute. Hosted by Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, Associate Professor of Genetics.

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The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The MLK UNC Scholarship for UNC juniors and MLK Unsung Hero awards will be presented. The keynote speaker will be Patrisse Cullors, social activist, best-selling author of When They Call You A Terrorist and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement, #BlackLivesMatter.

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UNC Lineberger Weekly Seminar Series: Epigenetic plasticity in lung cancer evolution

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Lindsay LaFave, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Biology, Harvard University, Department of Stem and Regenerative Biology. Hosted by UNC Lineberger's Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD.

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February 2021

Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: Exploring the Implications of Pyroptosis in Cancer by Studying Gasdermin Proteins

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Zhibin Zhang, PhD, Harvard Medical School. Please register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: Endoplasmic Reticulum Distress Underlies CD8 TIL Dysfunction

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Jessica Thaxton, PhD, MsCR, Medical University of South Carolina. Please register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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GMaP Region 1-South Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

The NCI-funded Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 1-South (NC, SC, TN) will host a half day virtual symposium. The purpose of the symposia is to disseminate information about ongoing research in cancer health disparities in Region 1-South and to identify ways that members in this region can collaborate, to promote cancer…

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Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: Dissecting Immune Cell States to Overcome Resistance to Immunotherapy

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Brian Miller, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School. Please register in advance to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Cancer Transitions Wellness Program

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual NC

Cancer Transitions is a free wellness workshop for adult cancer survivors and their caregivers after treatment. During the session, learn from experts about how to move forward and positively impact your life. Throughout the workshop, we’ll talk about nutritional wellness, physical activity and exercise, coping with stress, and medical management after treatment. Meet other survivors…

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March 2021

Biochemistry Guest Speaker: DNA can store information in its physical properties

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual NC

Aakash Basi, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Biochemistry Guest Speaker: Membrane remodeling in human cells & eukaryotic parasites

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual NC

John Jimah, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH.

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Immunotherapy Guest Speaker Presentation: Engineering T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

Branden S. Moriarity, PhD. Please register to attend.

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NIH Webinar: Why Are Individuals with Obesity from Racially/Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds at Increased Risk for Cancer?

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual NC

This webinar is the first in a series that focuses on enhancing understanding of the intersection of cancer, obesity, and disparities within racially and ethnically diverse populations. The speakers, including UNC Lineberger's Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, will discuss contributing factors such as genetics, environment, diet, and food insecurity. This webinar will set the stage for…

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Robert C. Millikan Seminar: Body Size Over the Life Course and Risk of Breast Cancer

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual NC

Susan E. Hankinson, ScD, Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health & Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Breast SPORE Seminar featuring talks from UNC Lineberger’s Gaorav Gupta and guest speaker Sherene Loi

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual NC

Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill. “DNA Breaking Bad: Targets and Opportunities”   Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, head of Translational Breast Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics Lab, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center at Melbourne, Australia. “Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer”   Zoom meeting passcode: SPORE

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CTSA Visiting Scholar: Using “Screen and Treat” for Cervical Cancer Prevention

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Malawi has the highest cervical cancer burden in the world; this is at least partly attributable to low use of screening services. There are many complex and multi-level factors affecting cervical cancer screening uptake and treatment completion in Malawi. Join Corrina Moucheraud, ScD, MPH, as she discusses her work that includes qualitative interviews with Malawian…

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CTSA Visiting Scholar: Improving Opioid Safety for Older Adult Cancer Survivors

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The opioid crisis response has largely overlooked multiple patient populations with complex opioid-related vulnerabilities, including older adults with cancer or dementia. Join Andrew Roberts, PhD, for a presentation of findings from his KL2-funded work examining high-risk opioid use patterns and outcomes in older adult cancer survivors. The talk will also discuss future directions for work…

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Oncology Nursing in 2021: A Virtual Conference

March 26 @ 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
Virtual NC

The Oncology Nursing in 2021 Conference is a Virtual Conference being coordinated by an oncology-based planning committee from inpatient and outpatient oncology nursing at UNC Hospital. We welcome you to join us for interactive and dynamic presentations on topics such as immunotherapy, survivorship, and integrative therapies. The planning committee has applied for 6.0 NCPD/CNE cancer-specific…

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GiveUNC

March 30
Virtual NC

Save the date! GiveUNC is Carolina’s university-wide day of giving—a day when alumni, friends, faculty/staff and other Carolina supporters come together to support the causes they care about most. Unlike any other day, challenges and matches offered throughout GiveUNC maximize the impact of your gift. Your gift on GiveUNC, along with the collective support of…

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April 2021

Translational Medicine Symposium

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Virtual NC

The 2021 Translational Medicine Symposium is co-sponsored by the Program in Translational Medicine and the Cancer Cell Biology Training Program, and will feature keynote speakers Ellen Puré, PhD, and Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD. The event is free but please register to attend.

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CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds: My Notebook, The Scarlet Letter, and Resiliency

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Virtual NC

J. Trig Brown, MD. This is a weekly presentation regarding palliative care. CME continuing education credit is available to qualified participants within the UNC School of Medicine.

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Machine Learning and Precision Analytics Mini-Symposium

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual NC

Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care for Machine Learning & Precision Analytics, a free virtual mini-symposium. Presenters will explore information sources, data science tools that use the information, and the application of the resulting findings to health care. Another theme will be sources of bias in machine learning and how that bias can…

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Cancer Transitions Wellness Program

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual NC

Cancer Transitions is a free wellness workshop for adult cancer survivors and their caregivers after treatment. During the session, learn from experts about how to move forward and positively impact your life. Throughout the workshop, we’ll talk about nutritional wellness, physical activity and exercise, coping with stress, and medical management after treatment. Meet other survivors…

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Computational Medicine 2021 Retreat

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This year's Computational Medicine Retreat will feature talks from several research labs on the topics of cancer, immune system and modeling.

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3rd North Carolina Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Symposium: Survivorship

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual NC

The 3rd North Carolina Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Symposium will bring together multidisciplinary providers and researchers from across the state who are interested in improving care for this patient population. This virtual symposium will focus on the unique survivorship needs of AYAs in North Carolina. This knowledge-based symposium will feature a mix of…

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44th Annual UNC Lineberger Scientific Symposium

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Virtual NC

The 2021 Scientific Symposium topic will be Cancer Immunology. More details to come.

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N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 2, 2021

Virtual NC

The N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit brings together cancer survivors, cancer patients and caregivers to share their experiences, learn the latest cancer treatments, research, and psychosocial issues, learn self-advocacy skills, and enhance the empowerment of survivors throughout their lives. The Summit help survivors feel more in control of their life, make informed decisions about care, find…

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May 2021

N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 2, 2021

Virtual NC

The N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit brings together cancer survivors, cancer patients and caregivers to share their experiences, learn the latest cancer treatments, research, and psychosocial issues, learn self-advocacy skills, and enhance the empowerment of survivors throughout their lives. The Summit help survivors feel more in control of their life, make informed decisions about care, find…

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N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit

May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 3 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 2, 2021

Virtual NC

The N.C. Cancer Survivorship Summit brings together cancer survivors, cancer patients and caregivers to share their experiences, learn the latest cancer treatments, research, and psychosocial issues, learn self-advocacy skills, and enhance the empowerment of survivors throughout their lives. The Summit help survivors feel more in control of their life, make informed decisions about care, find…

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UNC Lineberger Cancer Survivorship Research Retreat

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual NC

The UNC Cancer Survivorship Research Retreat will bring together researchers and clinicians from across UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, and beyond to foster collaboration to expand cancer survivorship research.

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June 2021

National Cancer Survivors Day 2021

June 6
Virtual NC

People across the globe will celebrate cancer survivors and raise awareness of cancer and how it affects lives. The event is a way to embrace celebration of those who have survived, hope for the newly diagnosed as well as support for affected families.

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