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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.

Zafar Named To The Samfund Advisory Council

Yousuf Zafar, MD, associate professor of medicine and public policy, has been named to The Samfund Advisory Council . In his role on the council, Zafar will provide guidance on research and outcomes so as to enhance the organization's ability to navigate the financial aftermath of cancer care. The...

Uronis Receives Strength, Hope And Caring Award

Hope Uronis , MD,MHS, associate professor of medicine, was recently selected by Duke University Hospital to receive the Strength, Hope and Caring Physician Award. “Dr. Uronis is a physician who lives Duke’s values each and every day,” wrote strategic services associate MaryAnne Y. Zabrycki, MSW,...

Out-of-Pocket Costs Exceed What Many Insured Cancer Patients Expect to Pay

A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found. The data showed that costs such as copays and deductibles could lead to financial distress among insured patients of all...

Kenney Offering Novelty Tees And Wine And Design Outing (Sept. 16)

Radiation oncology nurse Nicole Kenney, BSN, RN, OCN, CNIII, and Team Noreen are raising funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night Walk in October. Kenny has been stepping out for the walk since 2010 when her mother, Noreen, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML...

Moody Recognized For 50 Years of Service

Peggy Moody, 81, first joined Duke in 1967, just 10 years after she married her beloved, David. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Peggy, a patient service associate at Duke Cancer Center, celebrated 50 years of dedicated service. "This is my home," said Peggy, a broad smile crossing her face. "I love everyone...

Foundation To Host Pink Pumps And Bow Ties Dinner (10.26.17)

The Pretty In Pink Foundation , founded by Lisa Tolnitch, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, will host its Pink Pumps and Bow Ties Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event, presented by the Pretty In Pink Foundation's...

Jones Appointed Nurse Manager Of Operations

Jacqueline Jones , MSN, RN, CMSRN, was recently appointed nurse manager of operations for Medical Oncology Unit 9300. "We are very excited to have Jackie join our oncology team," said Michelle Hocutt, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, interim clinical operations director for ABMT Clinic and Adult Oncology...

Survivors Step Up Fundraising for Making Strides; Offer Tips

Four-year breast cancer survivor and American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteer Juanita Taylor is going on her third year participating in the American Cancer Society’s third annual Making Strides of Raleigh walk. A medical technologist for the State Laboratory of Public Health and Newborn Screening,...

New Book: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease

Duke Cancer Institute breast oncologist Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS , is chief editor of a new textbook — “Cardio-Oncology: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease” (May 2017). Billed as the first textbook on cardio-oncology to provide comprehensive coverage from a truly multidisciplinary...

July 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 Henry Friedman, MD. Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD; Julie Sosa, MD and many others.

Survivors & Cancer Center Staff Make Strides to Defeat Breast Cancer

On one of the hottest days of the year, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and Duke Cancer Center staff committed to teaming up with Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to walk to defeat breast cancer. They were looking forward to stepping out in a more chill October...

DCI Researchers Test New Angle On An Old Drug

The treatment of colon cancer has improved considerably in the past decade, but there are many cases of colon cancer in which the available chemotherapies and biologic drugs have little effect. After years of research a team of Duke Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a potential new...

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