H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, M.D.

Director, UNC Cancer Care; Director, Lineberger Cancer Center; Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine

Dr. H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp M.D., is the Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director for UNC Cancer Care, the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology. 

In his role as Director at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Earp has recruited multiple faculty members across basic, clinical and population cancer research. He serves as Principal Investigator of the UNC Breast Cancer SPORE, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center grants and the UNC Lineberger North Carolina Central University Partnership in Cancer Research U54. 

Dr. Earp’s laboratory has been continuously funded by NIH for over 40 years and conducts clinical, translational and basic cancer research, studying the signals that regulate cell growth, differentiation and the innate immune system. His group has identified and studied genes involved in these cellular decisions. He has authored over 180 biomedical-research papers. 

Dr. Earp has been the recipient of multiple UNC School of Medicine teaching awards. He chaired national review committees for the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute and served as President of the American Association of Cancer Institutes. 


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