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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.

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...

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,...

What's Best For Breasts?

What's Best For Breasts?, A conversation with Duke Clinicians , will be held at the Trent Semans Center Grand Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The symposium is free to the public and includes interactive information sessions, Q & A panels and drawings for prizes. Lunch is...

Duke Raleigh Nurse Rallies For Annual Showdown Against Lung Cancer

It was September 2016 and by the looks of it, Kristen Walden could give birth at any moment. No matter how heavy with child she was, Walden would not miss this run. For her, the event was so much more than just another 5K It was a memorial of sorts — an opportunity to remember the one person who...

Cancer Patient looks Beyond Own Plight To Champion Outcome For Others

Patricia “Trish” Mackey and her husband, Michael, love nothing more than to rally friends and family around their dining room table for an evening of lively conversation and fabulous food. For a period of time, they hosted an annual gathering in which they whipped up huge spreads fit for royalty,...

DiLalla Named To ACS Board Of Directors

The American Cancer Society recently announced the appointment of Gayle DiLalla, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, to the newly established American Cancer Society Area Board of Directors supporting central and east North Carolina chapters. “We are honored to welcome Dr. Gayle DiLalla to the...

Join DCI In Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Duke Cancer Institute, for a fourth year, is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to serve as local presenting sponsor for its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Midtown Park at North Hills, Raleigh, North Carolina. Last year’s event...

Sellers Wins LLS Woman Of The Year Title

Catherine Sellers, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC,OCN, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, was recently named the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2018 Woman of the Year. Having raised $167,098 over a 10-week period (March 27 through June 9), Seller's cinched the local chapter's Woman of the Year title. "...

Strike Out For Sarcoma

Step out on Sunday, Sept. 9, for the 9th Annual Strike Out For Sarcoma 5K and Family Run . The event, hosted by the Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program, takes place WakeMed Soccer Field in Cary, North Carolina. According to the American Cancer Society a sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops...

Hundreds Attend Supportive Care & Survivorship Days

Hundreds of patients, caregivers, survivors and loved ones attended Duke Cancer Institute’s annual Supportive Care and Survivorship Day held in two locations on two different days — at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center on June 5 and at Duke Cancer Center in Durham on June 6. More than 300 total visitors (...

Clarke To Lead Team DCI At 2018 LUNGe Forward 5K

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 12th annual LUNGe Forward 5K on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina. Team Duke Cancer Institute will be led this year by Jeffrey Clarke , MD, a medical oncologist specializing in...

Myeloma Specialist To Pedal Across England And France

Cristina Gasparetto , MD, hematologic malignancies and cellular therapy specialist, has signed on to participate in the road to Victories London to Paris Ride, a challenge event supporting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) mission to fund myeloma research leading to better...

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