Watch this video to learn more about Gynecologic Oncology at UNC Lineberger, where a multidisciplinary team of experts works together to deliver the most advanced, personalized care to women affected by cancer.
UNC Lineberger will be enrolling patients into a new, national clinical trial, known as NCI-MATCH, that will group patients based on the genetics of their tumors as opposed to where their cancer is located. The new initiative will test more than 20 drugs or drug combinations targeting specific genetic mutations.
UNC Lineberger researchers significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Researchers collected samples from 331 patients and used several molecular methodologies to complete the study, the largest of its kind to-date for cutaneous melanoma.
The latest installment in the Family House Diaries video series features Dr. Tom Shea, the Director and Founder of UNC Lineberger's Bone Marrow Transplant Program, and Joe and Veatrice Harris of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
In his role as UNC Lineberger's senior executive director of development and communications, Martin Baucom will lead the organization’s efforts to secure philanthropic support and expand awareness of the center to further the work of scientists and physicians who are revolutionizing cancer research and lifesaving care for the people of North Carolina.