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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.

American Cancer Society Kicks Off Making Strides

The American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted more than 170 guests at its 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Morrisville, North Carolina. Featured guest speakers included surgical oncologist Shelley Hwang, MD; Steven...

New Nanoparticle May Hold Key To Improved Treatments

Researchers within the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Cancer Institute have designed a new nanoparticle--molecules tiny even by microscopic standards--that may offer the key to improved treatments for a variety of cancers. Ashutosh Chilkoti, professor of Biomedical Engineering and other...

Shared Resource: Behavioral Health & Survey Research Core

Most of the Duke Cancer Institute’s shared resources offer a glimpse into a smaller world, whether by allowing researchers to better understand the shape of organic compounds, isolate and sort particular cells of interest, or track the growth of tumors in animal models. The Behavioral Health and...

Kwatra Receives NIH/NCATS Award

In July NCATS announced nearly $3 million to fund cooperative agreements with four academic research groups to conduct pre-clinical validation studies, clinical feasibility studies or proof-of-concept clinical trials to test whether the selected assets may be effective against a previously...

Duke Campus Club Wants YOU!

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

Guest Apartment For Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

Caring House, a local non-profit dedicated to providing affordable housing for Duke cancer patients and their caregivers, held a ribbon cutting July 16 to celebrate its newly-renovated guest apartment — an apartment dedicated exclusively to bone marrow transplant patients. “You’re looking at the...

DCI Registers 100 Participants For 2015 Making Strides Walk

Over the past two weeks, the American Cancer Society and Duke Cancer Institute have partnered to host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer registration parties at DCI cancer centers, including Duke Cancer Center Durham, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh and Duke Cancer Center Macon Pond. Duke Cancer...

Blobe Receives 2015 Innovation Grant

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a non-profit dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer, has awarded 2015 Innovation Grants to 22 leading oncologists across the country, including medical oncologist Gerard C. Blobe, MD, PhD, a professor of...

July 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 Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Carol Hanh, MD; Ashutosh Chilkoti, MD; Andrew Berchuck, MD; and many more.

Addressing the Costs of Cancer Care

Patients coping with cancer face numerous challenges, from the emotional reaction to a diagnosis, to lasting, difficult treatment regimens, to having to face their own mortality. As the costs of health care continue to rise, they are also facing an additional challenge—finding a way to pay for...

Shared Resource: Investigational Chemotherapy Service Lab

The Investigational Chemotherapy Service is one of two labs making up the Pharmaceutical Shared Resource. Putting a new cancer medication through the early stages of clinical trials is an intimidatingly complex process. A proper dosage regimen must be tailored for every patient. Medications may...

Rao Named Woman Of The Year

It takes a special person to give tirelessly of their time and energy to help others, but according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) that’s what makes a true “Man or Woman of the Year.” The society's annual Man & Woman of the Year fundraising competition calls on Triangle businesses...

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