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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.

Duke Cancer Institute Receives Funds for Teen/Young Adult Cancer Patient

A festive event at Duke Cancer Institute on Wednesday morning celebrated a $400,000 award from First Citizens Bank and Teen Cancer America to support programs for teens and young adult cancer patients. “We are delighted to join with Teen Cancer America and First Citizens Bank to continue to expand...

Expanded Cord Blood Shows Potential for Use in Adult Bone Marrow Transplants

Umbilical cord blood stem cells that are cultured and expanded outside the body before being used for bone marrow transplant in adult blood cancer patients appear safe and restore blood count recovery faster than standard cord blood. The findings, led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher, are from...

Bowman To Receive Excellence In Cancer Nursing Education Award

Pamela Bowman, MSN, RN, OCN, Unit 9300, was recently named to receive the 2019 Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). “Receiving this national award is a great honor for me,” shared Bowman, who joined the 9300 Inpatient Unit 13 years ago,...

Cancer Drugs Speed Airway Repair in Lungs Damaged by Bacterial Infections

Cancer drugs are able to halt life-threatening bacterial lung infections in mouse models by promoting lung repair, researchers at Duke Health have found. Reporting in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team said that if the findings are confirmed in human...

Anders Named Medical Director For DCI Center For Brain & Spine Metastasis; Joins Breast Oncology

Medical oncologist Carey Anders, MD, has been appointed medical director for the DCI Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis and has joined the Breast Medical Oncology group. She has also been named a Translating Duke Health (TDH) Scholar by the Duke University Office of the Chancellor. Previously,...

Inaugural Cohort in National Clinician Scholars Program Named at Duke, VA  

Three physicians, including cancer researcher Marcelo Cerullo , MD, PhD, and two post-doctoral nurses will comprise the inaugural cohort for Duke’s National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). The cohort represents the first group of interdisciplinary medical researchers selected for the newly...

Campus Club To Tour Rubenstein Arts Center

Join Duke Campus Club on Tuedsay, Jan. 8, for a tour of Duke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center (2020 Campus Drive, Durham). The newly opened 70,000-square-foot center for the performing and visual arts helps enhance and sustain the creative arts culture at the university. The Ruby, as it is...

Pour House To Host Benefit Concert For Local Mom With End-Stage Cancer

**NOTE: The Dec. 9 event was postponed due to inclement weather. The benefit event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15. Singer Louis Waymore, the Pour House Music Hall and the band Johnny Folsom 4 will host All You Need Is Love at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh this Sunday. The benefit...

Fourth Annual C3O Symposium Slated For February

The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (c3o), a collaboration between Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will host its Fourth Annual Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Durham...

Scheri Named Director of Endocrine Neoplasia

Randall P. Scheri, MD, associate professor of Surgery and chief of Endocrine Surgery, has been appointed the director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Endocrine Neoplasia disease group. "In his new role as director of the Endocrine Neoplasia disease group, Dr. Scheri will help to expand the breadth of...

Rossitch Named Administrative Director For GI, Sarcoma And Melanoma

Eugene Rossitch III, MHA, has been named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal (GI), Sarcoma and Melanoma disease groups. In his new role, Rossitch will provide overall administrative leadership for the groups. “We are pleased that Eugene has accepted the role of...

You ARE A Superstar!

Previously awarde d at an annual anniversary celebration in Durham, this year’s Duke Cancer Institute Superstar awards went on the road where three deserving recipients — Stacey Lisi, PharmD; Robin Hardie-Hood, MD; and Alicia Johnson, RN; each hailing from a cancer center located at Duke University...

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