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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 Cancer Center Raleigh Named To Receive 2015 Women's Choice Award

Duke Cancer Center Raleigh has been named to receive the 2015 Women’s Choice Award, Americas Best Hospitals For Cancer Care. The Women’s Choice Award (WCA) has identified the very best cancer hospitals, 337 in total, that have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on...

Gromeier, Abruzzese Awarded Pancreatic Cancer Grant

Matthias Gromeier, MD and James Abbruzzese, MD have just received the 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant, a two-year, $300,000 grant that supports translational research toward pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention, or treatment. Gromeier’s and Abbruzzese’s...

Executive Director's Research Highlighted In New Book On P53

The research of Duke Cancer Institute's executive director Michael Kastan, MD, PHD, is highlighted in a new book on P53 by Susan Armstrong — “p53: The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code.” To view the Wall Street Journal's book review online find link to the PDF or, with a WSJ subscription, visit:...

Shared Resource: NMR Spectroscopy

Even at the molecular level, life doesn’t sit still. In the real world, organic biomolecules are a far cry from the static, simplified models often depicted in high-school or college biology courses. They are fast-moving, jittery structures that spin, change shape and bounce off each other. Ongoing...

Make-A-Wish To Recognize DCI Faculty

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina is inviting you to pack your bags and join them as they journey “Around the World in 80 Wishes.” This gala event commemorates the adventurous journeys children take during their Make-A-Wish experiences. In honor of his work in pediatric cancer, this year’s Make-A...

BCAN To Step Out In Fight Against Bladder Cancer

There are more than 75,000 new cases of bladder cancer in the U.S. each year. More than 15,000 Americans will die this year as a result of bladder cancer. According to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) even though bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer, there have been...

New Chancellor Takes The Reins

An internationally renowned clinical investigator, health-policy scholar and former executive at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLAA), A. Eugene Washington, MD, has assumed his new role as Duke University chancellor for health affairs and the president and chief executive officer of...

Brain Cancer Survivor Runs With Angels

Marathon runner and brain cancer survivor Tom O’Donnell presents a check to Ellen Stainback, director of External Relations at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. O’Donnell, who was diagnosed with a grad 2 oligoden-droglioma in 2009, recently participated in the 2015 Tobacco Road...

Brain Tumor Center Featured On '60 Minutes'

The CBS News program 60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells. Anchor Scott Pelley reports on the promising experimental treatment which aired on Sunday, March 29...

Youngster Raises More Than $1,000

Eight-year-old Declan heads up Dashing for David , a fundraising team he put together in honor of his dad who battles leukemia. To date the team has raised $3,012, with Declan raising $1,377 on his own. Dashing for David won the prize for the 2015 top fundraising team. Declan is active at the Duke...

Kamal Receives 2015 AAHPM’s Inspirational Leaders Award

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) has named Arif Kamal, MD, a 2015 Inspirational Leader In Hospice and Palliative Medicine. “Through innovation, education, mentoring and clinical care, LeBlanc and others are enhancing care for seriously ill patients and their families...

Schneider Elected ONS President

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, associate professor, Duke University School of Nursing, was recently elected as the presidentof the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) by the ONS board of directors. Schneider received her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1981 from the University of Akron...

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