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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 Researchers Awarded $1 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists Steven Patierno, PhD; Daniel George, MD; Jennifer Freedman, PhD; Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD and Amanda Hargrove, PhD have been awarded a Movember Foundation-Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award. The project includes a number of key co-...

A Special Invitation To Join Duke Campus Club

Duke Campus Club, a vibrant, inclusive and active organization for Duke-affiliated women, is inviting new members to join at its annual fall reception. The club connects Duke-affiliated women who are alumni, OLLI participants, graduate students, trustees, volunteers, faculty, and university and...

Heroes In Pink To Strut Their Stuff

The Duke Breast Program is rolling out the fushia carpet and inviting its Heroes In Pink to strut their stuff — to both raise awareness and funds to support breast health education. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Duke Breast Program will host its first-ever Pink Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Duke...

Women Deans at Duke Make History

Eight of the ten deans at Duke are now women. Deans Klotman, Kelley, and McClain were interviewed by WRAL about being in the majority among deans at Duke. Watch video at WRAL.com

Honeycutt Teams With V Foundation In The Race For A Cure

After the loss of her dad, Don Painter, in 2014 to colon cancer, Wanda P. Honeycutt, RN, BSN, CCRP, began running. She participated in her first competitive race a year later when she took part in the 2015 CRUSH Colorectal 5K. That gateway competetive run led to her participation in several half...

Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body’s immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body’s defenses. Where the T-cells go has been unclear, even as immunotherapies are increasingly employed to stimulate the body’s...

Senter Named Administrative Director for Genitourinary Oncology Program

Brian Senter, MBA, was recently named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program. In his new role, Senter will provide overall administrative leadership for the program as well as provide financial and analytical support for all of the DCI programs. “We...

NCCN Publishes First-Ever U.S. Guidelines for Rare Cancers Associated with Pregnancy 

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®) has released new treatment guidelines for a group of rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), also known as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), can occur when tumors develop in the cells...

Get In The Game. Know Your Scores.

Get in the game — know your scores. Duke Cancer Institute's Office of Health Equity (OHE) and its partner Lincoln Community Health Center will offer FREE prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9. Men between the ages of 45 and 75, who have never been diagnosed with...

Norboge Named Director, Oncology Clinical and Research IT

Emily Norboge, MPA, was recently named director for Oncology Clinical and Research Information Technology (IT), a newly created position supporting Duke Cancer Institute Health Information Technology. “Emily will help DCI leverage IT resources across Duke Health to help DCI achieve its strategic...

Duke Cancer Institute Ready To Light The Night

For a second year, hematologic oncologist Danielle Brander, MD, will lead the way for Team Duke Cancer Center Durham at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night walk. Duke Raleigh Hospital president David Zaas, MD, MBA, and his wife Aimee Zaas, MD, will, also for a second year,...

Researchers Solve Mystery Of How ALL Enters the Central Nervous System

A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. ALL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat, because most drugs are blocked from the organ system due to a "blood-brain barrier" designed to protect the brain. How cancer cells...

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