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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.

Research: Variation in "Junk DNA"

All humans are 99.9 percent identical, genetically speaking. But that tiny 0.1 percent variation has big consequences, influencing the color of your eyes, the span of your hips, your risk of getting sick and in some ways even your earning potential. Although variants are scattered throughout the...

Cancer Survivorship of Asian Americans

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, Mary T. Champagne Professor of Nursing Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), received a nearly $3 million research grant award from the National Institutes of Health for her study “To Enhance Breast Cancer Survivorship of Asian Americans.” The award is for a...

The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Beside Us

Humans and canines have a common enemy in cancer; one in three people and one in four dogs will develop the disease in their lifetimes. "This is an opportunity for us to help the human population with cancer, the canine population with cancer, and the owners of the canines and the family members of...

Nobel Laureates Receive NC Award, State's Highest Prize

Research Triangle Nobel laureates Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar will pick up another prize on Thursday, Sept. 22, when they receive the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor. Modrich, the James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, and Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry...

Executive Director To Host Sixth Annual Anniversary Celebration

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director of the DCI, will host the Sixth Annual DCI Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Duke Cancer Center. The annual event celebrates the previous year’s milestones while also recognizing the achievements and...

Duke Campus Club Wants You!

Duke Campus Club is a vibrant, inclusive and active organization connecting Duke-affiliated women who are employees, spouses of employees, alumnae, OLLI participants, Duke volunteers, and family members. High-profile speakers, behind-the-scenes tours, excursions, and an annual trip are on the event...

August 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 Lisa Tolnitch, MD; Julie Ann Sosa, MD; Terry Hyslop, PhD; Yousuf Zafar, MD; and many more.

Bake Sales To Benefit Fight Against Breast Cancer

Led by DCI patient navigator Xiomara Boyce, team Renacer will host bake sales on Thursday, Sept. 15. Both events will benefit this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Bake sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hock Plaza on Erwin Road. Both will feature Latin-inspired pastries...

Duke Nurse Launches Album For A Cure Campaign

Music has always played an important role in Daniel Nickels’ life. Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, he was surrounded by musicians. His mother taught him to play piano when he was young. By sixteen his dad had Nickels shredding a guitar. He would go on to master other instruments, including the...

Doctor Recommendations Top Patient Preferences

Shared decision-making in health care has been touted as a way to include patient preferences in treatment plans, better balance treatment risks and benefits, reduce disparities and improve health outcomes. But how does it work in practice? New research led by Karen Scherr, a Duke University...

Radiation Oncology Nurse Honors Mother’s Memory

New Hampshire native Nicole Kenney, 31, already had one undergraduate degree under her belt when she applied in 2009 for enrollment in Duke University School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program. Kenney was accepted, but halfway into the program during the summer...

New Lymph Node Dissection Guidance for Thyroid Cancer

A new study by Duke cancer researchers is providing the first-ever guidance for physicians and patients on what constitutes an adequate lymph node dissection, especially in cases of intermediate-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Cancer of the thyroid (a gland located at the base of the neck that...

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