UNC scientists offer first evidence of using biologically targeted nanoparticles to boost radiation therapy effects
Chapel Hill - Making a tumor more sensitive to radiotherapy is a primary goal of combining chemo and radiation therapy to treat many types of cancer, but with the chemotherapy drugs come unwanted side effects.
Chapel Hill - A UNC scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at their seventh annual event in Charlotte, NC.
UNC surgical oncologist co-authors Lancet editorial
CHAPEL HILL – Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the timing of exposure to UV rays – early in the morning or later in the afternoon – can influence the onset of skin cancer.
Cellular “mathematics” help equalize X chromosome gene expression
The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced this week that Greg Wang, PhD, has been awarded the Martin D. Abeloff, MD, V Scholar Award. This award goes to the research project that receives the highest rating from the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Wang was tied with Hongwu Zheng, PhD, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for this honor and is the 10th V Scholar from UNC Lineberger.
Joseph DeSimone, PhD, has been invited to join an elite list of speakers at this year’s TEDMED Conference in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25 – 28.
Coach Roy Williams’ 7th annual Fast Break Against Cancer raised more than $210,000 for cancer research and treatment at UNC Lineberger and in our community.
Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium also compares digital and film mammography
Woody and Jean Durham were honored on October 13 in Chapel Hill for their volunteer service to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at a dinner called “A Toast to Woody.”
Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, thrives on discovery, whether in her lab developing a new experiment for kidney cancer or in her kitchen trying out a new food or cuisine.
Terry Magnuson, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor, Chair of the Department of Genetics, and Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine, is featured in a spotlight story on UNC-Chapel Hill's website.
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser talks with Shelley Earp, MD, director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, about the creation and development of the cancer center. This discussion is the third in a series based on the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins.
UNC scientists report that in early stage, asymptomatic non-small cell lung cancer, early brain recurrences are potentially detectable prior to surgery and recommend that physicians consider including a routine pre-operative staging brain MRI. In addition, patients whose tumors are determined to be higher risk based on the findings at surgery, should consider post-operative MRI to offer early treatment of unrecognized metastasis.
Grant from the Centers for Disease Control focuses on younger breast cancer patients
Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, will co-direct Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) projects.
Carol Shores, MD, PhD, FACS, has been interested in the link between viruses and cancer for over 20 years, after working on virus- associated cancers as a pre-doctoral fellow in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Oropharyngeal cancers, like cervical cancer, are associated with human papilloma viruses and endemic Burkitt lymphoma, a childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, is associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
Jian Jin, PhD, an associate professor and director of medicinal chemistry in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at UNC-Chapel Hill, is featured in endeavors magazine.