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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.

DCI Volunteers Needed For Thank-A-Thon

The Duke Cancer Institute is looking for volunteers to help with its 2015 Thank-a-thon which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14. In conjunction with Duke Medicine, DCI faculty and staff will be making hundreds of phone calls to our donors to extend our thanks for their support. We are looking for...

DeBaun Promoted To Nurse Manager

Kimberly A. DeBaun, who joined Duke in 2009, was recently promoted to nurse manager for Level 00 of the Duke Cancer Center. A native of New York, DeBaun received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2014. She received an associate degree in nursing from...

Lace Up & Step Out For 2015 Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run

The 2015 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event, which raises both awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at Duke, features a 5K run and a 2-mile...

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 Yousuf Zafar, MD; Dan George, MD; Sita Nair, PhD; Matthias Gromeier, MD; and many more.

Kraft And Bryant Promoted

Kevin Kraft, RN, and Frances Bryant, RN, both have recently been promoted to nurse manager in their respective areas. Kraft, who joined Duke 24 years ago, oversees the Oncology Treatment Center (OTC). Bryant, on staff at Duke for more than 26 years, is nurse manager for Duke Cancer Center Clinic 5-...

MacDiarmada Named Administrative Director For Wake County Oncology

Lindsay MacDiarmada, MA, has been named administrative director for Wake County Oncology. In her new role MacDiarmada will be responsible for the strategic and financial management of Wake County Oncology, to include Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, Duke Cancer Center Macon Pond, Duke Cancer Center Cary...

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...

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