UNC professor, former cancer patient studies “the great white” of cancers in search of a cure

Now at Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, Chad Pecot specializes in studying the spread of lung cancer, which claims more lives worldwide than any other cancer. “I’ve tried to figure out over the years, why in the world did I choose this?” Pecot said. “I guess I gravitate toward the most severe of enemies." (

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