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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.

 

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow with Malfunction of Cholesterol Control

Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team led by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a cellular process that cancer cells hijack to hoard cholesterol and fuel their growth...

Tackling Human Brain Tumors by First Growing Them in a Dish

Duke and UNC researchers receive CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Award to develop a new way to study cancer For doctors and patients, the fight against cancer can be a lot like an exceedingly tricky version of the classic arcade game of whack-a-mole. You might beat back a tumor or part of a...

Lookin' For A Cure Sets Sights On A Breakthrough

Organized by the non-profit A Cure In Sight, Lookin' For A Cure 5K and Fun Walk/Bike Ride, an ocular melanoma benefit, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Pavilion in Durham. This year's Lookin' For A Cure registration includes admission to the Duke vesus Wake...

Local 5K To Deliver CRUSHing Blow

Members of the Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is ready to deliver another CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer as they prepare to lace up and step out for the Fourth Annual CRUSH Colorectal 5K Run on Saturday, March 25, in Durham. According to the American Cancer Society,...

February 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 Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Richard Payne, MD; Matthew Noonan, RN, OCN; and many more.

Duke Hospice To Host Venetian Carnival

The 15th Anniversary Duke Hospice Gala, a Venetian Carnival, will be held on April, 1, at the Sheraton Imperial RTP, Durham . The black tie optional event will feature food, music and dancing. The annual gala helps raise money to support the mission of Duke Hospice in providing services to families...

Houff Gears Up To Fuel Cancer Research

Quin Houff is gearing up to live out a lifelong dream when he competes later this month in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway. His drive to win is two-fold. A first-place finish would be a dream come true, but it’s his commitment to help fund a cure that keeps his eye on...

DCI Faculty Elected to the ASCI Class of 2017

Five Duke School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Class of 2017. Of the five selected, three are members of the Duke Cancer Institute: John Sampson, MD, PhD (Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery); Stefanie...

Candy-Grams for Sale to CRUSH Colorectal Cancer

The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program is ready to deliver a CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer. And doing it with heart. One of the program's CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk teams — the GI Clinical Trials Team — is selling Valentines Day candy-grams in support of the...

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