2022 Campaign to Accelerate Cancer Research
Summer Support Needed in the Fight Against Cancer
Summer is our most challenging time of year for funding research. The 2022 Campaign to Accelerate Cancer Research is important because it provides much-needed resources to advance:
- New clinical trials
- Improved treatments
- Better patient outcomes
- Breakthroughs that can lead to cures
Our campaign goal is to reach 382 donations by May 31. But we need your support to reach it. Please give today to bring help and hope to people facing cancer across North Carolina!
Today’s Best Care
When an ultrasound detected a mass on Michael’s kidney, he quickly found himself under the care of Eric Wallen, MC, FACS, Professor of Urologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery at UNC Lineberger. The surgical team removed an eight-pound cancerous tumor, and Michael, now 36, has been cancer-free for 10 years.
Michael credits Dr. Wallen and his entire care team for his positive outcome: “Dr. Wallen is more than a great surgeon. He’s a person in your life. I’m a Tar Heel — UNC Lineberger was home, it was family.”
Kidney cancer survivor
Tomorrow’s Best Hope
Eric Wallen, MD, FACS, specializes in urologic oncology and has been instrumental in bringing robotic surgery to UNC Lineberger. But at the heart of his work is a deep commitment to providing safe, top-tier, patient-centered care to every person looking to him for hope.
“For me, personally, caring for patients with cancer is important, essentially because of what happened to me as a child with my mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer,” says Dr. Wallen. “I went through this as a family member of somebody who went through not one, but three bouts of treatment and recurrence with breast cancer. I think that’s what forms my approach to patient care.”
Eric Wallen, MD, FACS