UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is more than a center for treatment and research. It’s a mission — that together, we will work toward a deep, transformative understanding of cancer, from the molecular level to the societal, and translate that knowledge into improved treatments and patient outcomes. It’s a promise that, with your help, we will push scientific discovery and create novel therapies.

UNC Lineberger stands preeminent among institutions conducting cancer research and delivering compassionate care. The National Cancer Institute has designated only 51 centers as comprehensive, and of those UNC Lineberger is one of fewer than five currently rated “exceptional.” We are the only public comprehensive cancer center in North Carolina, serving all of its citizens through the game-changing cancer research we conduct and the critical, life-saving care we provide.

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Rich Preyer and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer

Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities And Barriers To Care

Rich Preyer and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer have donated $1 million to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carolina Breast Cancer Study


Grateful patient and husband establish breast cancer research fund

Ensuring access to the most advanced care


Deepening Our Understanding

Using next generation sequencing to better understand COVID-19


Precision Cancer Treatments

"It's an exciting approach; we hit the tumor hard with little toxicity, leaving room for other therapy."

Shelley Earp unc Lineberger

Advancing Cancer Research and Care Across Carolina and the Globe

As a nationally recognized cancer researcher and current director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center, Shelton “Shelley” Earp is as comfortable in the lab as he is cheering for the Tar Heels in the Dean Dome.


Breaking Down Precision Medicine

UNC Lineberger designs, develops and delivers CAR-T therapy to to attack cancers.