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UNC is one of the top ten universities nationwide to receive NIH (National Institutes of Health) research funds. Cancer research, including clinical trials for pediatric tumors and neurological disorders, is conducted at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research - UNC Department of NeurosurgeryThe Center received NCI-designation (National Cancer Institute) in 1975, becoming a comprehensive cancer center in 1990. Lineberger is the only public comprehensive cancer center in the state of North Carolina. In 2016, US News and World Report ranked Lineberger as first in North Carolina and in the top 20 of all cancer centers in the nation.

UNC Lineberger’s research spans the spectrum from the laboratory to the bedside to the community as UNC faculty work to understand the causes of cancer at the genetic and environmental levels, conduct groundbreaking laboratory research, and translate findings into innovative clinical trials.