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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.

SpOoktacular Happenings At DCI

“She just flew right into the door,” said grants and contracts manager Debra Colpitts, explaining the witch who apparently smashed face first. Chair of the Duke Cancer Institute Finance social committee, Colpitts launched a door decorating and costume contest for the first time this year. At least...

Talking Turkey: Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

Every fall, Wesley Brandt fires up the charcoal smoker in his backyard to make turkey barbecue. First, the turkey is smoked over hickory-flavored briquets and chunks of wood for 12 hours, then it’s brought inside to finish cooking in the oven where the succulent and tender meat falls off the bone...

OHE To Host 50 Hoops

The Office of Health Equity (OHE) will host 50 Hoops , a panel discussion on barriers to enrollment in clinical trials, on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Searle Center. A diverse panel made up of patients, caregivers and community members will anwer questions revolving around barriers...

Duke Team Receives $10.8 Million From NIH

The National Cancer Institute (NIH) awarded $10.8 million to Duke Cancer Institute researchers as part of the Human Tumor Atlas Network , which will work to build a visual model of cancer tumors. The Duke team, led by Shelley Hwang, MD, and Jeffrey R. Marks, PhD, will develop a three-dimensional...

Couple Marry At Duke Five Days After Cancer Diagnosis

In J.K. Rowling’s 1999 Harry Potter novel, “Prisoner of Azkaban,” professor Albus Dumbledore foresees the tough times ahead and reminds the inhabitants of the castle to stay hopeful and optimistic. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” he...

Kaelin To Lecture On Von Hippel-Lindau Hereditary Cancer Syndrome (11.9.18)

Associate Director, Basic Science, for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, William Kaelin Jr., MD , will deliver a lecture on "Oxygen Sensing and Human Disease: Lessons from the Von Hippel-Lindau Hereditary Cancer Syndrome," as part of Medical Alumni Weekend, on Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m...

Duke Campus Club Wants You

Duke Campus Club, a vibrant, inclusive and active organization for Duke-affiliated women, has two exciting events schedule for November. Saturday, Nov. 10, TBA Join Duke Campus Club for its 8th annual football tailgate party, with a delicious buffet at the JB Duke Hotel (230 Science Drive, Durham...

Sea Of Pink: Thousands Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

For a fifth 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. 13. Bright sunshine-y skies and cool temps greeted the sea of pink patients, survivors and...

October Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Rachel Greenup, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many more.

Sammons To Speak On Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will host its fourth annual Young Researchers Roundtable Breakfast: Hearing the Metastatic Voice , bringing attention and urgency to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) treatment, support, and needed research. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also...

UNC Breakfast Seminar: Kevin Oeffinger On Secondary Breast Cancer

Kevin Oeffinger, MD, director of the Duke Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship Center presents "Secondary Breast Cancer: A Paradigm for Survivorship Research," as part of UNC Lineberger's Cancer Outcomes Research Program Breakfast Seminar Series, on Oct. 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Dowd...

Bug Causing Stomach Cancer Could Play Role in Colorectal Cancer

A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. The finding, published online Oct. 5 in the journal Gastroenterology, describes an...

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