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Researchers develop method to engineer immune cells so they grow even in hostile tumors
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, MD, report in the journal Nature Biotechnology they have created a method for providing a stimulatory signal to super-charge cancer-hunting immune cells, called chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, that have been genetically engineered to hunt and kill specific cancers.
Located in News / 2020 / February
Nyrop Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival
Kirsten Nyrop, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and assistant professor of hematology/oncology, has received a $50,000 award from the Integrated Approach to Breast Health Equity Competitive Grant Program, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Pfizer.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award
The Innovator Awards recognize Association of Community Cancer Center member programs for their ingenuity and pioneering achievements in oncology. Innovations advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 7
Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth
UNC Lineberger’s Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and colleagues have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children. Their research was published in the journal Development.
Located in News / 2019 / October
2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff
The awards honor oncology nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff for exceptional care of and devotion to individuals with cancer and their families and to the oncology profession.
Located in News / 2019 / October
NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care
UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Donald Rosenstein, MD, will use the grant to connect cancer patients with potential financial support resources in Carteret, Dare, Jackson, Lenoir, and Nash counties.
Located in News / 2019 / October
N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing
This fall marks 10 years since the opening of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer center built by the people of North Carolina for the people.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos
The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative
Emily Harrison, PhD, a postdoc at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded $150,000 for research focused on inhibiting the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 10
Holbrook calls for support to give kids like his son a ‘fighting chance’
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams wants to hear more success stories, and he doesn’t mean just about basketball wins. He’s raising money for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center so he can hear about more cancer treatment successes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 3