History of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only public comprehensive cancer center in North Carolina. The center is located on the UNC Chapel Hill campus and was established in 1975.
02. Mesothelioma Care
Mesothelioma Care at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Thoracic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center treats mesothelioma with a multidisciplinary approach. Experts in thoracic surgery, medical and radiation oncology and pulmonary medicine combine their specializations to provide treatment and care to patients suffering from mesothelioma.
As part of a new patient diagnosis, a team of experts holds a conference to discuss the best method of treatment for a patient based on their diagnosis. Surgery is often a first-line treatment, including pneumonectomy procedures or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in order to remove the cancerous parts of the lung or the entire lung in some cases. The center is also among the first to utilize CT-based three-dimensional (3D) imaging to plan for radiation treatment. The process can be instrumental in finding the precise location of a tumor for accurate radiation treatment.
Clinical trials are available to patients upon diagnosis if their primary physician thinks the patient may be a good fit and if the patient meets the eligibility criteria for the trial. Their research includes immunology and other emerging therapies. The center offers six support programs through their Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, including mental health services, survivorship, patient and family resources, integrative medicine, support care and wellness.
Treating Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Injuries
The center offers treatment for several cancers that may affect military employees and families. For years, water sources at nearby Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune contained hazardous chemicals. As a result, some service members and base residents developed serious health conditions, including cancer.
Common Cancers From Camp Lejeune Water*
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
*Other cancers may be related to Camp Lejeune water.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center can provide excellent care for these cancers. The Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence offers custom, comprehensive care for this urologic cancer. UNC Lineberger also has specialists with experience in chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma and leukemia.
Patients seeking treatment for Camp Lejeune water injuries may have compensation options. Affected individuals can speak with a lawyer to understand their legal rights. The lawyer can explain eligibility factors related to Camp Lejeune claims.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Specializations
- Fine needle aspiration
- Transbronchial biopsy
- Thoracoscopic biopsy with CT-guided localization
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Accreditations
- Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center
05. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:
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