Thoracic Oncology Clinical Trials Currently Available at UNC


Our current clinical trials include treatments for NSCLC Adjuvant, Stage IV First Line, Stage IV Second Line and Beyond, SCLC Extensive, Phase I, and Non-RX. View a list of these clinical trials.


To refer a patient to a clinical trial:

  • To discuss the patient with the PI, contact the PI. Contact information for the PI is linked in each trial description on this page.
  • To arrange a consultation at UNC for one of your patients, call Tasha Dawson at 919-966-8128.

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Expansion of Thoracic Oncology Program Includes Several New Faculty Members


Dr. Juneko Grilley-Olson focuses on developmental therapeutics (clinical trials involving new cancer therapies), particularly targeting novel approaches for lung and head & neck cancers


Dr. Carrie Lee  treats patients with thoracic cancers and melanomas.


Dr. Jared Weiss designs clinical trials for patient groups for whom the current standard of care is inadequate.



Dr. Jared Weiss, assistant professor of medicine in
the division of hematology/oncology, is a faculty member in UNC's Thoracic Oncology Program. Here he talks with UNC patient and lung cancer survivor Tomma Hargraves at the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership Advocacy Summit, held this past August at UNC. Read more about the summit.


UNC Nicotine Dependence Program


The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program offers on-site tobacco cessation services for cancer patients who want to quit smoking or other tobacco use. During the first appointment, a certified tobacco treatment specialist works with the patient to  create a plan for becoming tobacco-free.


The program also provides support for family members who want to quit and education for health care providers about tobacco use treatment.


The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program is offered through the UNC Department of Family Medicine under the direction of Dr. Adam Goldstein. For more information, please visit the UNC Nicotine Dependence Program website.


To make a referral, contact Anna McCullough, MSW, MSPH, Program Manager, at 919-445-5439 or


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For questions about all clinical trials at UNC (including those at UNC that are also offered at other sites), contact the UNC Lineberger protocol office at 919-966-4432 or (toll-free) 1-877-668-0683.


To make an appointment at the N.C. Cancer Hospital for one of your patients, visit our web page for referring physicians. You may also contact the Carolina Consultation Center at 1-800-862-6264.