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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.

Fayanju Addresses StrongHer TogetHer Forum (2.24.18)

Duke Cancer Institute breast surgical oncologist Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju will join Vernetta Alston (Durham City Council member) and Deria P. Hayes (interim pro bono director at North Carolina Central University School of Law) later this month as featured speakers at a Women of Durham program...

In Canines, A Novel Approach To An Old Drug

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs, with one in four developing the disease in his or her lifetime. For humans, it’s one in three. America’s 83 million pet dogs share our environment, have similar genomes and develop spontaneous tumors much like we do. Canine tumors have similar imaging...

When Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, It Was Sink Or Swim For Military Vet

When Robert “Bob” List, 72, a retired colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps, was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer in June 2006, he immediately began to research the “enemy” threatening to take his life. His 26 years in the Marine Corps taught him how to accomplish a mission, deal with adversity...

Caring House Gala To Honor Nelson Chao

Caring House will host its 27 Annual Gala on Saturday, Jan. 27. This year’s gala honors Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular division chief Nelson Chao, MD, MBA, the Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Cancer Research Professor. For more than 26 years Caring House has provided a home away from home...

Brain Tumor Survivor Saddles Up In Quest For Cure

Benjamin “Ben” Turits was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1984, when he was just 4 years old. Living with his family in Cooperstown, New York, Tutits’ surgical team was able to succesfully remove his tumor. “I am so fortunate,” he reflected. “I feel I am lucky because I haven’t had to deal with any...

Tree Lighting Ceremony Shines A Light On Survivorship

Shining a light for supportive care and survivorship, more than 160 guests attended the 27th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1. "The event was a wonderful success and symbolized the strength and hope felt by those coping with cancer," said Cheyenne Corbett...

MoDukes Raise $36K For Movember

Growing mustaches in November is fun, but ask any MoDuke and he will tell you — the hairy endeavor benefits a serious mission to support men's health. For the past six years faculty and staff from Duke University and Duke Health have formed teams to support the Movember Foundation 's annual...

Anniversary Party Celebrates Best In Cancer Care

Duke Cancer Institute held its Seventh Annual Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2. Hosted by DCI executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, the event, celebrating the previous year’s milestones, recognized the institute’s superstar achievements. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, the...

#MoDukes Shave Down; Ready For Hairy Movember

More than 20 MoDukes, supporters of the Movember Foundation and members of Team Duke Cancer Institute, signed on to shave-down on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Pedro Williams , located on Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina. Every November Duke men are invited to team up with the Movember Foundation to...

Kastan, Turits To Serve As Team Captains In Victory Ride

Duke Cancer Institute executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, and Duke University Cycling Team coach Ben Turits are saddling up to serve as team captains for Team Duke Cancer Institute in the 2018 Victory Ride, hosted by The V Foundation for Cancer Research and sponsored in part by Duke...

#MoDukes Plan For A Hairy November

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...

Making Strides Participants Color Grey Skies Pink

For a fourth year, Duke Cancer Institute teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 14. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month-event attracted more than 6,000 participants —...

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