Duke Cancer Institute Blog http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/ en Hereditary Prostate Cancer Linked to Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/hereditary-prostate-cancer-linked-family-history-breast-ovarian-cancer If mothers, sisters and daughters have a history of breast and ovarian cancers, a man's risk for prostate cancer is also significantly increased. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:05:09 -0400 Sarah Avery 159295 Duke Starts Novel Decontamination of N95 Masks to Help Relieve Shortages http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/duke-starts-novel-decontamination-n95-masks-help-relieve-shortages Duke Health research and clinical teams have confirmed a way to use existing vaporized hydrogen peroxide methods to decontaminate the masks. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:56:48 -0400 Sarah Avery 159294 Duke Joins First National Effort to Test a Potential COVID-19 Therapy http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/duke-joins-first-national-effort-test-potential-covid-19-therapy The clinical trial of a potential COVID-19 therapy gives hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:02:39 -0400 Duke University School of Medicine 158580 Finding Her Balance http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/finding-her-balance "It's my comfort spot. I can live my life when I’m here, even if I’m not feeling well, and they are always here to take care of me.” Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:15:12 -0400 Julie Poucher Harbin 158209 AACI Urges Immediate Implementation of Defense Production Act http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/aaci-urges-immediate-implementation-defense-production-act Exec. director of DCI, Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, was one of 97 to sign an AACI letter imploring the president to use the DFA in the COVID-19 emergency. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:28:29 -0400 158208 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure Rescheduled; DCI Captains Chosen http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/2020-triangle-race-cure-rescheduled-dci-captains-chosen The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure is rescheduled to Saturday, September 12. Susan Dent, MD, FRCPC, and Carol Hahn, MD, are DCI's honorary team captains. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:43:29 -0400 157470 Graduate Programs for Nursing and Medicine Among Nation’s Best http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/dukes-graduate-programs-nursing-and-medicine-rank-among-nations-best Graduate program rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Nursing and School of Medicine among the top in the nation. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:40:46 -0400 Duke Health News 155560 Zafar Gives GI ASCO Keynote: "What's Next After Precision Oncology?" http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/zafar-gives-gi-asco-keynote-whats-next-after-precision-oncology Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, FASCO, was honored to deliver the keynote for this year's ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:53:34 -0400 Julie Poucher Harbin 155132 STATUS UPDATE: DCI Conferences & Events in the Wake of COVID-19 http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/status-update-dci-conferences-events-wake-covid-19 See here for a list of schedule changes, cancellations, postponements, suspensions, of Duke, DCI and DCI partner events and conferences. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:18:11 -0400 Julie Poucher Harbin 154670 Sampson Named to New Leadership Role http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/news/sampson-named-new-leadership-role John Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, named to new leadership role at Duke. Allan Friedman, MD, appointed interim chair of the Dept. of Neurosurgery. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:20:14 -0400 Carol Harbers 152821