Der Lab Goes Purple for Pancreatic Awareness

For the month of November, the Der and Cox labs have gone purely purple. The dress code is inspired by the official pancreatic cancer ribbon and is worn all month to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. See ABC 11's interview with Dr. Jen Jen Yeh and Dr. Kirsten Bryant here. Photos courtesy of the UNC … Continue reading Der Lab Goes Purple for Pancreatic Awareness

Congratulations, Dr. Irem Dagliyan!

Congratulations to Irem Dagliyan for successfully passing her doctoral defense! Irem presented Low dose vertical inhibition of ERK MAPK cascade for the treatment of KRAS-mutant cancer in 4007 Genetic Medicine Building. Afterword, she celebrated her success with her labmates, friends, and family. We are excited for Irem to begin her new journey as Dr. Irem Dagliyan!   … Continue reading Congratulations, Dr. Irem Dagliyan!

Der Lab Blue Ribbon Tour 2019

  August 5, 2019 Today, the Der and Cox labs were visited by the Blue Ribbon group of Wilmington, NC. The Blue Ribbon Run raises money for the Julie M. Brown and Christina M. Gianoplus Fund for Colon Cancer Research from Wilmington, NC. Members of the group included Ana Boudreau, event founder, and Sarah Powell, a … Continue reading Der Lab Blue Ribbon Tour 2019

Der Lab Par’bakes’ in a Cox Lab Tradition

The front room was crowded with lab members. Some hunched over a bench and others gingerly dodged with full trays between rooms. One lab member, gripping tweezers with the grace of a Venetian painter, dedicatedly arranged sprinkles on a rainbow-glazed sugar cookie. Take the energy of a family holiday dinner and the methodological focus of … Continue reading Der Lab Par’bakes’ in a Cox Lab Tradition

K.R.A.S mutation

NPR Focuses on One of the Biggest Challenges in Pancreatic Cancer: KRAS

This article was posted on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on March 9, 2018 by Allison Rosenweig, PhD. KRAS protein structure, reproduced with permission from NCI, FNLCR About 95 percent of pancreatic cancer cases – and around 30 percent of all human cancers – have a mutation in a gene called RAS. The resulting mutated … Continue reading NPR Focuses on One of the Biggest Challenges in Pancreatic Cancer: KRAS

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is November 16

Raising pancreatic cancer awareness can be done as an individual or group all year long, but it is especially important during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. During this month, we in the Der Lab are taking time to promote the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's initiative to Demand Better. For Patients. For Survival. On November 16th, which … Continue reading World Pancreatic Cancer Day is November 16

UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research

Several UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty and trainees were in Washington D.C. Thursday as part of as the Rally for Medical Research, a national campaign that advocates for sustained and strong federal funding for medical research. The American Association for Cancer Research founded the annual event in 2013. AACR expected more than 300 scientists, … Continue reading UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research