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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.

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...

Patient's Story Inspires Teen To Raise Awareness

My father, Dan George, is a urinary cancer doctor, so I grew up meeting different patients of his, going to exotic places where his research conferences were held, and talking with his staff at their Christmas parties. I never really understood what cancer was or how it affects people, I just knew...

Shared Resource: Transgenic and Knockout Mouse

Transgenic mice genetically engineered to develop cancer is a relatively new technology first realized during the 1980s. Since that time genetically modified mice have been used extensively in research as models for human disease. Knockout mice lacking tumor suppressing genes make for good models...

Local Barber Offering FREE Shave Downs

Last year, MoDukes raised almost $20,000 in support of the Movember Foundation, an international non-profit dedicated to accelerating breakthroughs in prostate cancer research. Every November 1 men around the world are asked to shave down in preparation for a hairy month ahead in which they will...

Modrich Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Duke Cancer Institute's Paul L. Modrich, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry; Tomas Lindahl, MD, PhD, of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK; and Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the 2015 Nobel...

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