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Support the 2022 Research Drive to Save Lives

Accelerate the Next Big Breakthrough!

Give today to advance innovative research that will lead to better treatments and, ultimately, cures.

Partner with researchers like Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, of the UNC Division of Oncology, to help patients like John.

Dr. Patel’s clinical focus is treating patients with thoracic malignancies and head and neck malignancies. Her research interests include developing clinical trials, with a particular focus on novel therapies that extend survival and improve quality of life. “Philanthropy helps support research efforts in understudied areas and patient populations,”she says.

John Erwin was diagnosed with salivary duct carcinoma in 2019. He’s deeply grateful for the care he’s receiving at UNC Lineberger — not just the expert medical care, but also the genuine compassion shown to him and his family by Dr. Patel. “We would travel far and wide to maintain this relationship,” says John. “We would follow her anywhere.”

The support of friends like you accelerates research and helps provide the best care for patients across North Carolina and beyond. Join the 2022 Research Drive to Save Lives today!

Consider Becoming a Lineberger Leadership Partner

When you give $1,000 or more to any area of the cancer center, you’ll join the ranks of our Lineberger Leadership Partners, an exclusive group of supporters committed to eradicating cancer and saving lives. Partner with us to provide today’s best care and tomorrow’s best hope.


Club: $1,000 – $4,999

Advocates: $5,000 – $9,999

Leaders: $10,000 – $24,999


Club: $25,000 – $99,999

Circle: $100,000+

To learn about the benefits of membership, please contact Ellen F. Tompkins, Assistant Director of Development, at