Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrated in a clinical trial in Malawi that a five-drug combination chemotherapy provided curative benefit compared to current standard-of care-therapy in people diagnosed with lymphoma, and now they have determined this option … Continued
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The majority of pediatric cancers cases worldwide occur in low to middle-income countries. This can present significant medical challenges because these countries may have a scarcity or outright lack of trained pediatric cancer care providers. UNC Lineberger’s Dr. Thomas Alexander, and … Continued
A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher, Dr. William Wood, has helped establish an international database to collect and share information that could help improve care for patients with blood cancer who are positive for COVID-19. The … Continued
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Satish Gopal, director of the Center for Global Health. He assumes his new role today. Gopal is a physician-scientist who led the cancer program for UNC Project-Malawi, a research and care collaboration between … Continued
The National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center has awarded Dr. Matthew Painschab a five-year International Research Scientist Development Award to lead research into improving treatment for multicentric Castleman disease in Malawi. Working through the University of North Carolina Project-Malawi, a … Continued
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has awarded Jessica Islam with the 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award, which is a competitive award given to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the … Continued
Backed by a $5.1 million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is … Continued
Scientists from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the center’s sister institution in England, King’s College London, came together in Chapel Hill to brainstorm new ideas and identify opportunities for collaborations that will drive cancer discovery forward.
Health leaders from Malawi traveled to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center last week to strengthen a longstanding research and health care partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in advance of the opening of Malawi’s first dedicated cancer center.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to develop strategies for helping children with a common pediatric cancer in Malawi stay on treatment, which the researchers say is critical to improving survival rates. Burkitt … Continued