DCI Blog


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.

Patierno Named To Receive 2019 AACR Cancer Health Disparities Award

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced Steven R. Patierno, PhD, as the recipient of the 2019 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. Patierno will present his award lecture in San Francisco on Sept. 20 at the 12th AACR Conference on The...

Randles Preps Cancer Simulations for 2021

Randles' team is one of 15 investigator-led teams being given priority to run their world-changing projects on the nation's first exascale computer — the U.S. Department of Energy's “Aurora” — when it debuts in 2021. Randles' simulations could shed light on the mechanisms driving cancer metastasis.

Kicking The Cr** Outta Sarcoma

Chantal Rose-Denman, 44, has been running since she was 15 years old. Shortly after the birth of her first child 17 years ago, she began to run competitively. There was no stopping her stamina for running or mothering, until the day, last September, that she felt a lump behind her right femur.

Ginsburg Joins Brotman Baty Institute For Precision Medicine Board

Geoffrey Ginsburg , MD, PhD, the director of the Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine and a Duke Cancer Institute member, has joined the inaugural Scientific Advisory Board of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) . Ginsburg is one of five leaders in genomics...

Second Annual Cornhole Tourney Slated For October

Duke Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy will host its second annual benefit Cornhole Games on Thursday, Oct. 3 — this year in honor of longtime Duke Cancer Institute supporter Charles Fritz, of Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. After partnering with DCI to support Dunk A Doc,...

We Got This

Tammy James, her head stylishly wrapped in a scarf to conceal her balding head, was leaving the infusion treatment room when she noticed a woman sitting in the waiting room just a few feet away. Her face was ashen and her eyes betrayed the worry and stress she worked hard to hide. James, 59,...

Get Ready To Shine, Superstar!

As Duke Cancer Institute approaches its ninth anniversary, DCI leadership is preparing to present DCI Superstar awards in person at cancer centers in Durham and Wake County. "Last year's in-person visits proved to be a great success," said Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer...

Designer To Donate 20 Percent Of All Online Sales To Duke Cancer Institute

Established in 2001, Myrna Halpern Jewelry features six new collections each year. Throughout September, Myrna Halpern Jewelry will donate 20 percent of all online sales to Duke Cancer Institute. "I am a two-time cancer survivor and feel so blessed that in both cases my prognosis was good," said...

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals, including Gita Suneja, MD; Rachel Greenup, MD; Judd Moul, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

Campus Club Wants You

Duke Campus Club is inviting new members to join at its annual fall reception at Hill House (900 S. Duke Street, Durham) on Friday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a wonderful opportunity to meet with current and future members, as well as become acquainted with the many interest...

Current Issues For The Advanced Practice Provider

You are invited to "Current Issues for the Advanced Practice Provider," to be held on October 4, 2019.

DCI Scientific Retreat (10.25.19)

The 6th Annual Duke Cancer Institute Scientific Retreat will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham. The O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Charles M. Perou , PhD, co-director of the Computational Medicine...