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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.

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...

Local Artist Paints Shades Of Hope

When Julie Cardillo was diagnosed with cancer she turned to a soothing sanctuary where for most of her lifetime she has best been able to express the emotions within. With richly pigmented tools of the trade, Cardillo began to detail her journey with careful sweeps on the blank canvas before her. A...

Shared Resource: PK/PD Core Lab

Please Note: The PK/PD Core Lab is one of two labs making up the Pharmaceutical Research Shared Resource. Click here to read about the Investigational Chemotherapy Service, the other half of the Shared Resource. Developing a cancer treatment requires understanding two related subjects:...

Local 5K Does Its Part to Strike Out Sarcoma

More than 300 people attended the annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, June 13, at the Durham Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. “The Strike Out for Sarcoma event was a huge success,” said David Kirsch, PhD, professor for the Departments of Radiation Oncology and...

Lymph Nodes Signal Aggressive Thyroid Cancers in Younger Patients

Patients under age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in the neck are at a greater risk of dying, according to new research by a team of faculty at the DCI and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The study, "Presence and Number of Lymph Node Metastases Are Associated With...

Halabi Named ASA Fellow

Susan Halabi, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, was named in June a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society. “I congratulate Dr. Halabi on being honored as a new ASA Fellow,” said David R. Morganstein,...

Pedro Williams + Give 1 For Dad = FREE Cuts & Shaves

In celebration of dads, Pedro Williams, only the hippest barber shop in Durham, is teaming up with Give 1 For Dad and offering FREE cuts and shaves on Saturday, June 20, the day before Father’s Day. Give 1 For Dad is a crowdfunding initiative raising funds to support Duke prostate cancer research...

Komen Race Attracts Thousands

On Saturday, June 13, more than 10,000 participants and guests turned out for the 2015 Komen Race For the Cure at Meredith College in Raleigh. The event, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute, is expected to raise more than $1 million to support scientific research to find better treatments...

June 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 Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Dan George, MD; Andrew Berchuk, MD; and many more.

Here By Design

Duke Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary And 5,000th Transplant Gerald Madren was just 29 and newly married when in 1997 he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous blast crisis leukemia. An amateur body builder and admittedly somewhat concerned about his appearance,...

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