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Ramsden, Gupta awarded 5-year, $8.8 million grant to study enzyme with important implications for breast and ovarian cancers
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a team led by UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, a five-year, $8.8 million program project grant to study an enzyme called DNA polymerase theta.
Located in News / 2020 / September
Tom Shea: Looking back at 27 years of cancer care at UNC
Thomas C. Shea, MD, who recently retired after nearly three decades of service to the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, has always been driven by the need to serve others.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds
Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, is the paper’s first author, and an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, director of UNC Tobacco Intervention Programs and professor of Family Medicine at UNC School of Medicine, is the study’s senior author.
Located in News / 2020 / August
Strahl Lab Decodes Another Piece of the Histone Code Puzzle
In the journal Cell Reports, Brian Strahl, PhD, and colleagues engineered a genome regulator to reveal its important biological functions of genome access.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Ting Elected President of American Association of Immunologists
Jenny P. Ting, PhD, was selected as the 2020-2021 President of the American Association of Immunologists. Established in 1913, AAI has become the most prestigious association of immunologists in the world with nearly 8,000 scientists in 71 countries.
Located in News / 2020 / May
A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Klaus Hahn, PhD, John Sondek, PhD, and Daniel Marston, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveal the inner workings of cellular communication and processes important for cell migration and potentially metastasis.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Damania Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was the only member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community selected as one of 276 new members to the oldest honorary society in the United States.
Located in News / 2020 / April
CAR-T immunotherapy for lymphoma studied at UNC Lineberger receives fast-track designation from FDA
Based on proof-of-concept results from clinical trials at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma has received a Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Researchers implicate gene in DNA errors in aggressive breast cancer
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, described the role of a mutation in the Mre11 gene in triple negative breast cancer and how a disruption of Mre11 function plays a significant role in the genomic instability of that cancer type.
Located in News / 2020 / February
Researchers find out what’s keeping cancer-killing T-cells away from pancreatic cancer tumors
Scientists led by UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, implicated B-cells, a type of immune cell, in the releasing of signals to keep T-cells from reaching pancreatic tumors to kill tumor cells.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 20