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Monday, September 23, 2024

The Shea Clinical Cancer Symposium is designed to have nationally recognized physicians or scientists both from UNC-CH and from other institutions present cutting edge, novel, and up-to-date information regarding the clinical care of patients with cancer.  We anticipate the audience to be faculty from medical schools in North Carolina, oncologists in the UNC Health Care System and oncologists throughout the Southeast.

Next year’s event will highlight clinical cutting-edge therapy for head, neck and lung cancer. More details to follow.

Join us for this live and in-person only event. CME will be available.

This annual event has been established to honor Thomas C. Shea, MD, who retired from UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as the John Pope Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research.  Dr. Shea is widely respected for his clinical and research contributions that have advanced the bone marrow transplant field.

Thomas C. Shea, MD received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.  He undertook additional training in bone marrow transplantation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was an instructor at Harvard Medical School before starting the bone marrow transplant program at the University of California at San Diego in 1988.

In 1992, he returned to UNC where he established the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation program.  During his career he held multiple leadership posts at UNC during the past 27 years, including medical director of the UNC Bone Marrow Transplant Program, principal investigator for the institution’s grant from CALGB and associate director for the UNC Lineberger Clinical Outreach Programs.

In addition to his service to UNC, Shea has held several important roles outside the University including as Chair of the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research and significant involvement in the ALLIANCE Transplant and Leukemia Committees.  Shea has published extensively in the areas of bone marrow transplantation and the management of patients with hematologic malignancies.  Benefitting his role in holistically improved the care of patients with cancer Shea was pivotal to the generation of the SECU Family House and his work in these areas was recognized by his receipt of the Organ of the Longleaf Pine from Governor Roy Cooper and his receipt.