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Breast cancer classified into 12 unique biological groups

December 9, 2021

Researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, led by Distinguished Professor of Genetics Charles Perou, PhD, have taken a major step forward in melding two key methods for studying breast cancer: one by genetic analysis and the second by looking at the architecture of cells, or their pathology.

Department of Genetics Publications October 31st – November 13th 2021

November 15, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 12 papers during October 31st – November 13th 2021.   A multi-omic single-cell landscape of human gynecologic malignancies.  Regner MJ, Wisniewska K, Garcia-Recio S, Thennavan A, Mendez-Giraldez R, Malladi VS, Hawkins G, Parker JS, Perou CM, Bae-Jump VL, Franco HL. Mol Cell. 2021 Nov 1:S1097-2765(21)00842-X. doi: … Continued

Katie Hoadley, PhD Awarded New Grant as Part of Susan G. Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer Collaborative Research Initiative

October 14, 2021

Thanks to a $500,000 lead gift by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), the Susan G. Komen and Blue Cross NC Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Collaborative Research Grant was awarded to a research team led by Jennifer Freedman, PhD, and Steven Patierno, PhD, of Duke Cancer Institute, and Katie Hoadley, PhD, of UNC Lineberger, who were awarded the grant to investigate how the ancestry of different populations impacts the immune response to metastatic breast cancer.

Drs. Hoadley and Troester Awarded New R01 from NCI

April 23, 2021

Dr. Katherine Hoadley (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics) is the PI of a new R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) titled “P53, DNA repair imbalance, and immune response in breast cancer mortality disparities” (Dr. Melissa Troester, Lead PI).