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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.

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. 21. The symposium is free to the public and includes interactive information sessions, Q & A panels and drawings for prizes. Lunch is...

Time To Step Out And Step Up The Fight Vs Ovarian Cancer

The 18th annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run, this year presented by by Dunkin' Donuts and WTVD-Channel 11, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event has been held each year since...

Dorry Receives $25,000 From Lung Cancer Initiative

Michael Dorry , MD, Duke Cancer Institute, is one of five 2019-2020 recipients of the Lung Cancer Initiative Research Grant. Grantees receive $25,000 and are selected based on the measurable impact of their proposal and commitment to the lung cancer field. “We are pleased to support Dr. Dorry and...

Enzalutamide Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A multi-institutional group of clinical researchers, led by Duke Cancer Institute’s Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, FACP, published a new report this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) that describes results from the ARCHES study. ARCHES prospectively studied and evaluated the efficacy and...

July 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, including Fumiko Chino, MD; Gayathri Devi, PhD; Keith Sullivan, MD; Michael Morse, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health. The findings, from a survey of 240 young U.S. adults who use both e-...

Team DCI To LUNGe Forward In September

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 13th annual LUNGe Forward 5K on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina. Team Duke Cancer Institute will be led for a second year by Jeffrey Clarke , MD, a medical oncologist specializing...

Help Strike Out Sarcoma

The Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program will host its 10th Annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K & Family Fun Walk this year on Sunday, Sept. 8. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that begins in bone or in the soft tissues of the body in children and adults. Most sarcomas that originate in the bone (...

Two Are Better Than One

The communal dining room was filled mostly with couples chatting somberly with one another at their individual tables—fitting given the enormity of each of their circumstances. One table, however, right up front, was completely occupied with people who were engaged in lively conversation accented...

The Long Run: Relay Team Turns Tide For Breast Cancer Patients In Need

Led by Duke breast cancer surgeon Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, a team of mainly Duke and UNC women's healthcare providers — the BAMRs — will traverse the long and winding rural roads of eastern North Carolina once again this October to aid breast cancer patients who can’t afford their treatments.

New NCCN Guidelines Released for Patients With Bladder Cancer

New "NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer" explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA The treatment landscape for bladder cancer has changed dramatically over the past few years. Despite...

With Robust Molecular Tumor Registry "MrT," The Stars Align

With Robust Molecular Tumor Registry, The Stars Align: New MrT database allows the Molecular Tumor Board to analyze genomic testing results from the past five years and send “real-time” alerts to physicians when new treatment options becomes available for their patients.

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