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Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy
Device that drives drugs into solid tumors that are poorly vascularized opens the possibility of life-saving surgeries in cancer patients. James Byrne, PhD, a medical student and member of Joseph DeSimone’s lab, led the research by constructing the device and examining its ability to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs effectively to pancreatic cancer tumors, as well as two types of breast cancer tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / February
Rabia Nizamani, MD, On How They Follow the Patient Plan Through
Rabia Nizamani, MD, an assistant professor of surgery in the division of burn surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill, discusses why she chose to become a burn surgeon, her love of teaching, and why UNC is one of the best places to learn.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
Raj Pruthi named chief of urologic surgery in UNC School of Medicine
In addition to his new role as division chief, Pruthi is an associate professor of surgery and director of urologic oncology. He also serves as disease group leader for the Genitourinary Oncology program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Ready for the Challenge
After incredible success as a vascular surgeon, researcher, and educator at Northwestern University, Melina Kibbe, MD, takes over as chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.
Located in News / 2016 / July
real doctors, real people - Samuel Jones
Dr. Samuel Jones, a surgeon and assistant director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals, also trains for and competes in triathlons on the side.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Jen Jen Yeh, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, designed a computational method to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue and cells known as stroma, as well as from immune cells in the tumor’s environment, to drive personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / October
RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young
As a nurse, Kimberly Young works with patients in UNC's Surgery Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Outside of the hospital, Kimberly lives and works at the North Carolina Zen Center as an ordained Zen Buddhist nun.
Located in News / 2012 / May
Royal Society of Medicine to visit UNC Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery will host a Joint Scientific Meeting with the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine of England May 24-25.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 20, 2010
Samuel Jones, MD
Samuel Jones, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and assistant director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. Dr. Jones is an expert in burn care.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Save the date: Fifth UNC Conference on Melanoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
The conference will be Feb. 25, 2010. It is presented by the UNC Departments of Surgery and Dermatology.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Dec. 3, 2009