UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell discusses cancer treatment

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – University of North Carolina Women’s Baskeball coach Sylvia Hatchell will speak Thursday morning at a breakfast event for the American Cancer Society in Durham.

Hatchell will discuss the role research played in her battle against cancer.

The winningest active coach in women’s basketball took a leave of absence during the 2013-2014 season after a diagnosis of leukemia.

Hatchell is now in remission.

The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Duke Cancer Institute and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s North Carolina Research Breakfast.

She’ll join doctors Ned Sharpless, MD, director of UNC Lineberger, Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, director of the Duke Cancer Institute, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, who will discuss cancer research advances made at their institutions.

That research played a role in Hatchell’s treatment and could lead to new treatments.

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