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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.

November Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes John Hillson, RN, OCN; Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, Timothy J. Robinson, MD, PhD, and many others.

Kastan, Turits To Serve As Team Captains In Victory Ride

Duke Cancer Institute executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, and Duke University Cycling Team coach Ben Turits are saddling up to serve as team captains for Team Duke Cancer Institute in the 2018 Victory Ride, hosted by The V Foundation for Cancer Research and sponsored in part by Duke...

October Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Daniel George, MD; Nadine Barrett, PhD; Neil Spector, MD; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MS; and...

Sosa Awarded Woman of the Year

Leader of Duke Cancer Institute’s Endocrine Neoplasia Diseases Group and chief of Endocrine Surgery, Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS , has been named Woman of the Year in Thyroidology by the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The annual Woman of the Year award is based on the awardee’s long-standing...

Kirsch Receives J.W. Osborne Award

The Radiation Research Society recently presented the 2017 J.W. Osborne Award to David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, the Barbara Levine University professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke. The J.W. Osborne Award honors a member of the Radiation Research Society who has...

Sosa Appointed Editor-In-Chief

Duke surgical oncologist Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, was recently named to serve as the next editor-in-chief of World Journal of Surgery . Sosa is professor of Surgery and Medicine (Oncology) at Duke University, where she serves as chief of Endocrine Surgery and director of the Surgical Center for...

#MoDukes Plan For A Hairy November

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...

Making Strides Participants Color Grey Skies Pink

For a fourth year, Duke Cancer Institute teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 14. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month-event attracted more than 6,000 participants —...

Sampson Named to National Academy of Medicine

Duke University’s John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, has been named to the National Academy of Medicine. Sampson is the Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery, chair of the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, and co-leader of the Duke Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology Program. “John...

FON Announces 2017 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Since 1998, the DUHS Friends of Nursing (FON) Program has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized...

Researchers Identify Genetic Drivers of Most Common Form of Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer, but the diagnosis belies a wildly diverse and little understood genetic foundation for the disease that hampers successful treatment. An international research effort led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists has been working to better understand the genetic...

Wake County Oncology Nurses Recognized For Extraordinary Care

Nominated by a grateful patient, Emily E. Dill, ANP-BC, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, was recently the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinairy Nurses. The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who after surviving Hodgkin disease twice, died at age 33 of...

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