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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.

Patient Navigator Receives Spirit Award

A luncheon event benefiting the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) — Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars, and Survivors — today brought together 300 nationally-recognized breast oncology researchers, local breast cancer survivors and patients, corporate...

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...

Making Pigs Fly? Investigators Up To The Challenge

When Duke Cancer Institute researcher Christopher Pirozzi, PhD, was an intern doing stem cell research in Australia, he spotted a child’s mobile of a pig with wings in one of the director’s offices. He said it embodied exactly what research meant to him — making the seemingly impossible, possible...

Kamal Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Arif Kamal , MD, MBA, MHS, associate professor of Medicine and Business Administration and physician director of Quality at the Duke Cancer Institute, was recently named by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) as one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and...

Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center Announced

Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) recently announced the formation of a new center, Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center, a center of excellence supporting a growing multi-disciplinary translational research team. Spearheaded by Daniel J. George, MD, professor of medicine and surgery and director of...

Oncology Nurses Undergo Competency Revalidation

Once a year Duke Cancer Institute nurses undergo competency revalidation sessions. In October, oncology nurses visited competency stations where vital information was paired with games and memory exercises to ensure maximum recall when needed most. “Our annual competency revalidations confirm that...

Patz’s Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward

Patz's Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward With Boost from NCI and Manufacturing Agreement Grid Therapeutics, LLC, a new start-up company led by Duke Cancer Institute cardiothoracic radiologist Edward Patz, Jr., MD , has developed and is on track to manufacture and bring to trial what it...

November Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes John Hillson, RN, OCN; Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, Timothy J. Robinson, MD, PhD, and many others.

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...

October Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Daniel George, MD; Nadine Barrett, PhD; Neil Spector, MD; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MS; and...

Sosa Awarded Woman of the Year

Leader of Duke Cancer Institute’s Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group and chief of Endocrine Surgery, Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS , has been named Woman of the Year in Thyroidology by the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The annual Woman of the Year award is based on the awardee’s long-standing...

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