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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Blog provides updates, organizational announcements, the latest in funding opportunities and information on upcoming conferences and symposiums. This blog also highlights inspiring patient stories and the accomplishments and achievements of DCI faculty and staff. Subscribers are invited to submit story ideas and other news of interest. Email submissions and feedback to Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, Duke Cancer Institute.

Slusser Appointed AVP/Chief Nurse

Kim M. Slusser, MSN, BSN, has been appointed assistant vice president, DUHS/Chief Oncology Nursing Services for Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System. In her new role, Slusser is responsible for leading Nursing, Quality, Safety & Outcomes and Care Redesign, within the oncology...

Reducing Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Treatment Costs

More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. The researchers found that the annual estimated cost...

Brain Tumor Survivor Moms Are Angels Among Us

Behind every team photo and supportive hug at the annual Angels Among Us 5K and family fun run are stories of personal struggle and hope, love and new friendship. New teams form. Old ones dissolve. And some, persistent and resolute, stay in it for the long-haul. For a third year, two women, both of...

Duke Campus Club Wants You!

Duke Campus Club, an organization connecting Duke-affiliated women, is offering a number of activities this spring. The club's Annual Trip will take place in Winston Salem on Wednesday, April 5. Participants will spend a full day exploring interesting sights in this charming city with German roots...

Kastan, Modrich Elected Fellows Of AACR Academy Class Of 2017

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and Paul Modrich, PhD, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, have been elected as Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2017. The AACR Academy serves to recognize and honor...

March Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Steven Patierno, PhD; Charles Gersbach, PhD; E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Donald McDonnell, MD; and many more.

André To Retire After More Than 20 Years Of Service

Duke Cancer Institute congratulates Alison André on her retirement from the Duke University Health System. Alison André first came to Raleigh Community (now Duke Raleigh) Hospital in 1991 as a weekend physical therapist during graduate school before joining the team full time as the director of...

Be The Match

You're invited to Be The Match on Friday, March 17, at 8 a.m. at Duke Hospital Medical Library on the 8th floor of Duke North in Durham, North Carolina. This is your opportunity to be involved — to transplant hope. On Feb. 14, David Zaas, MD, president, Duke Raleigh Hospital, was diagnosed with...

Duke Researchers Reveal Genetic Causes of Rare, But Lethal HSTL

Led by a team from Duke, an international group of 56 researchers has found new mutations identifying potential treatments and new hope for patients with hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma (HSTL or HSCTL) — one of the deadliest cancers known. Through whole exome sequencing of 68 human tissue samples...

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