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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.

Shared Resource: Biostatistics

In many ways, rocket science has nothing on cancer research. Rocket science is firmly based on the reproducible domain of physics. Rockets and fuels can be replicated en masse, and identical rockets will fly the same distance the first time as they do they do the thousandth. But most cancer...

Duke Cancer Network Announces New Affiliation

Gwinnett Medical Center along with the Duke Cancer Network recently announced a new research-based and educational affiliation. Gwinnett Medical Center, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the only health system in the state to become an affiliate of this network. “Our affiliation with Duke...

Recent 5K Delivers CRUSHing Blow To Colorectal Cancer

The 2015 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K and Fun Walk, held March 14 at the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, attracted almost 500 participants and raised a record $54,055. Organized annually by the Duke Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, the 2014 event raised $30,000. “...

Angels Among Us Takes Lead In Race For A Cure

The 2015 Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk attracted over 4,000 participants Saturday, April 25. Kate Jacobs, 25, and her cousin, Stephanie Walton, 23, and boyfriend Nick Michel, 22, traveled from Marion, Ohio, to run in the benefit 5K. "This is our third year participating," said Jacobs,...

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...

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