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UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, published a study that found parenting concerns contributed significantly to the psychological distress of mothers with late-stage cancer.

May 7, 2018

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, shows that parenting concerns can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.

A colorectal cancer cell is shown growing on a liver model. Credit: Michael Werner.

April 24, 2018

UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread

In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. They believe their models, which were developed to study colorectal cancer that had spread to the liver and lung, will help scientists studying why cancers tend to spread to certain organs rather than others.