UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
H. Shelton Earp, M.D.
Director
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tel: (919) 966-3036
Fax: (919) 966-3015
Information on UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the nation’s premier public universities, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is North Carolina’s only public NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Our mission is to reduce cancer occurrence, death, and suffering in our state and throughout the nation through treatment, research, training, and outreach.
Soon to be housed in the new North Carolina Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger’s 12 multidisciplinary treatment programs provide an integrated team approach and access to leading-edge treatment and clinical trials. Our nine scientific programs and 23 shared resources involve 260 investigators from across the entire UNC Chapel Hill campus. Publishing across the scientific spectrum from fundamental precepts of cancer biology to community intervention, faculty are contributing to improved cancer treatment, early detection, and prevention. Center investigators lead two NCI Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), an NCI-funded center for nanotechnology and cancer, and three NIH Roadmap Center grants. With a special focus on addressing disparities, the Center’s population sciences programs stimulate application and dissemination of new discoveries into communities across the entire state. Together, our outstanding clinicians, investigators, and staff work with our patients, our communities, and our state to provide today’s best care and tomorrow’s best hope.
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Make an appointment

You can contact us directly to make an appointment or you can have a doctor refer you to us. We welcome patients who are seeking second opinions.

Appointments are made between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

To make an appointment, you can call:

  • the general toll-free line at 1-866-869-1856

What to bring to your appointment

  • physician’s name, address and phone number
  • patient identification card if you have been seen before at UNC
  • insurance card and any other related forms required by your insurance company
  • a signed medical release form so that all needed medical records from other doctors can be sent to us
  • any medications you are taking or a list of those medications with the dosages
  • a list of any allergies you have
  • someone to come to the appointment with you

What to expect at your appointment

At your first visit: We will review your clinical information and you will meet the doctor who will care for you throughout your cancer experience. You may also meet a resident physician or fellow (physicans in speciality training) because we are a teaching institution.

At subsequent visits: Each physician sees their own patients at each appointment whenever possible. When your physician is away, your care will be covered by another faculty member in the program.

*Source: National Cancer Institute