UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only a handful of academic medical centers in the U.S. engineering and delivering CAR-T immunotherapy – a treatment that supercharges your own cells to fight cancer. We’ve also created hundreds of clinical trials to provide new hope. If you have cancer, there’s no place you’d rather be.
The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.
UNC surgeon-scientist Dr. Melina Kibbe is featured by WRAL TV. In this "Celebrating Women" segment, Dr. Kibbe discusses her career path as well as the journey that brought her into the spotlight as the leader of a national fight against sex bias in drug development.
For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair in an animal over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.