A woman’s first thought when diagnosed with cervical cancer is about survival. For some, they immediately have a second thought – Will I still be able to have kids? Meet two women who were given the option of a fertility preserving surgery at UNC Lineberger. Now, they're not only cancer survivors – but young moms as well.
Carolina legend Danny Talbott performed at the highest level on both the football field and baseball diamond during his years as a Tar Heel. Since 2010, he’s been back in Chapel Hill, battling the toughest opponent he’s faced: multiple myeloma. He can’t imagine going anywhere else to do it.
Bryce Reeve, PhD, comes to work every day focused on one thing – giving cancer patients a greater voice in their care and treatment. As a researcher with the UNC Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Reeve is improving the measurement of patient-centered outcomes in clinical trials and other studies of cancer care.
Ask him how he started on his career path, and he’ll tell you he just got lucky. Perhaps there was a bit of luck involved, but Der’s intellectual curiosity and perseverance played a large role as well.