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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.

Cyclists Invited To Change Course Of Multiple Myeloma

The Duke Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy is inviting one and all to participate in and support this spring’s Duke Multiple Myeloma Bike Ride and Patient Awareness Day, to be held on Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. The ride, which has been held most years since 2008,...

Sampson Elected to AAP

Co-leader of the Duke Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology Research Program John Sampson, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians , an honor given to those who have attained excellence in the pursuit of medical knowledge and its application to clinical medicine to improve...

Increasing and Diversifying Clinical Trials: The Yale Model

Last month, the deputy director and chief operating officer of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS, shared Yale’s comprehensive and integrated model to increase and diversify clinical trial participation with an invited group of Duke Cancer Institute and Duke...

Duke Invites Community To Spring For Support

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) always goes that extra mile to ensure cancer patients and their loved ones have access to vital programs and services, at no cost. Each spring organizers reach out to invite the community to spring to support the Spring For Support 5K and Family Fun...

Halabi Named Fellow, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

Susan Halabi, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Launched in 2007 and formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, the distinction has been conferred to 282 dedicated volunteers. The FASCO distinction...

International Traveler Seeks Out World-Class Care

Allen Spalt is a retired enviromentalist and loving husband, father and grandfather. He’s also the quintessential globe trotter. The 74-year-old Carrboro, North Carolina, resident has traveled to the glaciers of Norway, where he’s seen polar bears up close, and journeyed south to the volcanic...

Survivors & Staff Come Together to CRUSH Colorectal Cancer

Greenwood, South Carolina, native Tina Escalona, was young — only 45 years-old — when she was diagnosed with rectal cancer. The average age of diagnosis for women is 72 years old. She didn’t have a family history of the disease and led a healthy and active lifestyle; playing competitive tennis,...

Bruce Elected To ONS Board Of Directors

Susan D. Bruce, MSN, RN, OCN, AOCNS, clinical nurse specialist, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, was recently elected to the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) board of directors and will serve as a director-at-large. "I look forward to being a director-at-large on the Oncology Nursing Society board of...

Young Cancer Researchers Selected To Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Three young Duke scientists who research cancer have been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June, to be held in Germany. Mark Chen, Amy Wisdom, and Jeffrey Smith, are all MD/PhD candidates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Duke University School of...

NCI Director to Present at Medicine Grand Rounds (3.23.18)

Ned Sharpless, MD , director of the National Cancer Institute, will present at Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, March 23 at 8 a.m. in Duke North Room 2002. Sharpless, the Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Professor, will present "The Dynamic Interplay between Aging and Cancer." Sharpless was officially...

One Man’s Genetic Testing Inspires Pioneering Discovery

The Symons family has taken the famous song lyric “from sea to shining sea” to an entirely new level. Rather than simply traveling from state-to-state to see America, the family committed to literally running from coast-to-coast by competing in each of the 50 states. However, along the way they...

Duke Nurse Turned Cancer Survivor

Bethany Clements, 54, has been an oncology nurse at Duke Cancer Institute for the past 25 years. Clements dedicated her career to helping others battling cancer, but in May 2011 she found herself facing her own personal battle with the disease. During one evening work shift, Clements, in an ironic...

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