“Between the support of my family and an innovative, caring team of physicians and researchers at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger, we fought my battle together. Today, my battle is won, but so many others need partners to fight with them.”
Nearly every three minutesOpens in new window, one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer.
In 2015, Champ Mitchell was one of those individuals. He was treated for stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at North Carolina Cancer Hospital. Dr. Thomas C. Shea, the John William Pope Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, led a team of clinicians that developed a treatment approach that put Mitchell’s lymphoma into remission.
The care Champ received inspired him and his wife, ET, to create the Champ and ET Mitchell Fund for Blood Cancer Research which will accelerate research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, ultimately improving the lives of future patients.