The Division of Hematology/Oncology offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of blood disorders and malignant diseases. The Hemology/Oncology faculty participate in specialized patient care and research programs in the areas of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, thrombosis, bleeding disorders, sickle cell anemia, and bone marrow transplantation. In association with other members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, specialized interdisciplinary oncology clinics and conferences are held weekly in the areas of breast cancer, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, sarcoma, neuro-oncology, melanoma, and head and neck malignancies. Centers which are central to implementing the patient care and research missions of the Division include the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the foremost cancer research centers in the country, and the nationally recognized Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Hemophilia, and Sickle Cell Centers.

Hematology & Oncology News

  • Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, FRCP

    Key publishes practice guideline updates for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

    Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, FCRP, chief of hematology in the division of hematology and oncology, recently published practice guideline updates for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTE) for patients in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  In these updates, Key recognizes that direct oral anticoagulants have been added as options for treating VTE prophylaxis in patients with … Continued

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    Little Considers Benefits and Risks of Treating Sickle Cell Patients with CRISPR Gene-Editing

    A new CNN health story features Jane Little, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, discussing how CRISPR gene-editing technology could impact patients in a new study of adults with severe sickle cell disease. Little specializes in improving care for sickle cell patients and helping them manage their conditions.

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    Expertscape recognizes Falk and Mackman as world experts

    Ronald Falk, MD, and Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, have been recognized as top-rated experts in their fields in the 2019 ranking by Expertscape. Falk is the Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor of Medicine, chair of the department of medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center. Falk’s expertise in vasculitis ranks in the top 0.01% … Continued

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