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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.

Duke Campus Club Want YOU!

Duke Campus Club offers a flexible way for women affiliated with Duke to boost their options for fun and friendship. Members can choose from a variety of activities, including family friendly tailgating and interest groups such as book clubs, private art gallery tours and docent-led museum tours,...

DCPSP To Host 25th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP) will host the 25th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at the Duke Cancer Center on Thursday, Dec. 10. The event features a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a candlelight procession to the Seese-Thornton Garden of Tranquility...

DCI Executive Director Announces 2015 Superstars

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director of the DCI, hosted the Fifth Annual DCI Anniversary Celebration in the Duke Cancer Center lobby. The event featured live music by the Tim Smith Trio, refreshments, giveaways, a photo booth and a drawing for various prizes. Kastan...

November Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Jeffrey Clarke, MD; Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Arif Kamal, MD; and many more.

Bigner Receives Outstanding Investigator Award

Two novel immune approaches developed at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center to treat deadly brain tumors have received nearly $7 million in funding under the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award program. The award recognizes the work of principal...

Trotter to Receive ONS Excellence in Cancer Prevention Award

Kathryn Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-C, DCI Breast Program, has been named to receive the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Award. “It’s quite special to be honored by my colleagues,” said Trotter, who joined Duke in 2005. “Nurses are an important...

Kamal Earns Fellow Status

Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, FACP, recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication...

The Answer on the Other End of the Leash

Will Eward, DVM, MD, works to find better treatments for a cancer called sarcoma. It makes no difference to him that half of his patients walk on four legs and bark at the doorbell. Eward, an assistant professor of orthopaedics, spends the first part of his week treating dogs at Triangle Veterinary...

Shared Resource: Information Systems

Duke Cancer Institute Information Systems (DCI-IS) is a shared resource comprised of personnel and sophisticated computer software that process or interpret information to support clinical, translational and basic biomedical research. “Our mission is to provide comprehensive computational support...

MoDukes Belly Up To The Bench Press For MOVEmber

The MoDukes, Duke doctors supporting the Movember Foundation's quest to fund prostate cancer research, will host their annual MoDukes Men's Health Day Relay on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Southpoint Crossfit in Durham. "Together, we will perform a host of manly exercises in the name of men's health," said...

Komen Announces Grants, New Event Location

Susan G. Komen recently announced new grants totaling more than $1.6 million for five Duke Cancer Institute researchers. Also, Komen NCTC announced its plans to move the location of its signature event, Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. Formerly hosted at Meredith College, in 2016 the 20th...

Sarantopoulos and Dave Awarded LLS Research Grants

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, recently awarded grants to two Duke Cancer Institute researchers, Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD., and Sandeep Dave, MD, MBA, MS. Sarantopoulos received a Translational Research Program...

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