Recent News

Preclinical study finds no benefit for diabetes drug in pancreatic cancer

Preclinical study finds no benefit for diabetes drug in pancreatic cancer

UNC Lineberger researchers found in a study published in PLOS ONE that the diabetes drug metformin failed to show any benefit against pancreatic cancer, despite excitement about the drug for potential anti-cancer benefits. They believe the study shows the importance of testing new therapies in preclinical animal models that incorporate actual tumor tissue to better predict patient response.

Preclinical study finds no benefit for diabetes drug in pancreatic cancer - Read More…

From Pastor to Patient: Shay Greene

From Pastor to Patient: Shay Greene

After years of providing spiritual guidance and counseling to UNC patients, many of whom had cancer, the tables turned on hospital chaplain Shay Greene. On Sept. 16, 2011, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Following a mastectomy, radiation, chemo and breast reconstruction, Greene says she was changed forever. Here, she tells the story of how a pen and paper became the tools that helped her move forward in her own faith and renewed her ministry to others who are going through cancer.

From Pastor to Patient: Shay Greene - Read More…

UNC Lineberger researchers uncover promising direction for the treatment of pancreatic cancers driven by KRAS mutation

UNC Lineberger researchers uncover promising direction for the treatment of pancreatic cancers driven by KRAS mutation

In the journal Cancer Cell, UNC Lineberger researchers report findings of a promising strategy to treat KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancers. Preclinical studies showed promise for using a type of investigational drug that works by inhibiting the protein ERK, the last of a series of signals of a signaling pathway that drives drive abnormal growth of cells with KRAS mutations.

UNC Lineberger researchers uncover promising direction for the treatment of pancreatic cancers driven by KRAS mutation - Read More…

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications

Researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low. The study, published in the journal Annals of Surgery, surveyed 126 breast cancer patients planning to undergo mastectomy at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

Study finds gaps in patient knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery and complications - Read More…