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? Graduation 2020 ?

June 19, 2020

In spite of safety restrictions caused by Covid-19, the Department nevertheless celebrated (virtually) its graduating certificate students in radiation therapy and medical dosimetry, and its residents in radiation oncology and medical physics, on June 17 and 19, respectively. Congratulations to radiation therapy graduates: Bria Barnes, BS, RT(R) Ashley Edgell, BSRT(R) Makayla Howery, AS, RT(R) Rachel … Read more

Clinical Trials Day 2020

May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 marked this year’s Clinical Trials Day, an event that raises awareness of the importance of clinical trials and honors those whose work helps advance public health and medical progress. Thank you to Radiation Oncology’s team of clinical research professionals!

Sud and Gupta work to simplify cervical cancer screening

May 6, 2020

  Rising 3rd year resident Dr. Shivani Sud and her faculty advisor physician-scientist Dr. Gaorav Gupta received recognition recently from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for their research into a simplified screening test for cervical cancer. The test, based on a simple blood or urine sample, detects the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) the … Read more

? Wang elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation

April 11, 2020

  Radiation oncologist and associate professor Dr. Andrew Wang has been elected to the prestigious The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a singular honor for physician-scientists who spend part of their time treating patients and part conducting medical research. More than 3,000 physician-scientists from all different medical specialties are ASCI members with less than … Read more

National Doctor’s Day 2020

March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 is #NationalDoctorsDay, and there is no better time than during this particularly perilous and demanding year to honor our medical heroes. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center posted a social media tribute to our dedicated and compassionate cancer physicians in honor of the occasion. THANK YOU for all you do.  

? Match Day 2020

March 20, 2020

The UNC Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that two new future radiation oncologists will be joining our medical residency program on July 1, 2021, Drs. Ethan Steele and Michael Young.     Dr. Ethan Steele is from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Steele earned a bachelor’s degree … Read more

Cox wins prestigious lifetime achievement award in student mentorship

March 4, 2020

We are very proud of our own Dr. Adrienne Cox, professor of radiation oncology and pharmacology and head of Radiation Oncology’s Division of Cancer Biology, for her receipt of a prestigious UNC Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. This award is given to those who have devoted a significant part of their academic careers to mentoring, … Read more

World Cancer Day 2020

February 4, 2020

World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.  #WorldCancerDay  #IAmAndIWill In honor of this important occasion, here are some tips on how to not get cancer in the first place (click on the image for an expanded view):

Agarwal and Royce pen high profile publication in JAMA Oncology

January 27, 2020

  Third year radiation oncology resident Dr. Ankit Agarwal and assistant professor of radiation oncology Dr. Trevor Royce co-authored a high profile publication in the prestigious journal JAMA Oncology that was posted online on January 16, 2020. They compared costs associated with a standard course of radiation therapy for prostate cancer at 52 National Cancer … Read more