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UNC Lineberger's Carrie Lee, MD, spoke at the “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment" seminar on May 14.

May 29, 2018

Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

The seminar “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment" was hosted by the UNC Lineberger and the Melanoma Research Foundation on May 14 for patients and caregivers at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Physicians, researchers, patients and staff spoke about advances in treatment and care for melanoma, research and prevention, as well as best practices to address the psychosocial aspects of care.

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.