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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.

Risk-Reducing Surgery Questioned For Some BRCA Mutation Carriers

Mutations in the BRCA gene correspond to a higher lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers, and many women who carry these mutations consider undergoing mastectomy or removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes as preventive measures. But for the subset of women with BRCA mutations who...

DCI Teams Up To Light The Night (Oct. 28)

The 2017 Light The Night walk, hosted by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Booth Ampitheatre in Cary, North Carolina. According to LLS, approximately every three minutes one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. An estimated combined...

Lace Up For The 2017 Ovarian Cancer Walk/Run

The 2017 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, 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...

Help Strike Out Sarcoma!

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 10, for the 2017 Strikeout For Sarcoma 5K and Family Run , hosted by Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program. The event, celebrating lives touched by sarcoma, will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. "You can help strike out sarcoma!" According to the...

Duke To LUNGe Forward In Race For A Cure

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 11th annual LUNGe Forward 5K, presented by Duke Raleigh Hospital , on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is the state’s leading non-...

Duke Cancer To Step Out For Making Strides

Duke Cancer Institute, for a third year, is partnering with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor for its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. At last year’s event, 4,500 participants raised more than $289,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. This...

Adhikari Receives PanCAN-NCI Fellowship

Duke postdoctoral fellow Hema Adhikari, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 two-year grant, the 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship. Adhikari aims to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer in her...

New Antibody May Re-Activate Immune System in Cancer Therapy

Adding an investigational antibody to the chemotherapy rituximab appears to restore its cancer-killing properties in certain leukemia patients with a natural resistance to the drug, according to a small, proof-of-concept study by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. The study, published June 28 in...

Cyclist Hits The Road For DCI Research

“Hi, I’m Paul and I’m cycling across North America for metastatic cancer research,” reads the tagline on Riding4Research.org , the launch pad for Paul Rudershausen’s campaign to raise funds, in his mother’s memory, for Duke Cancer Institute. “On March 9, 2014, I stood in my boyhood home as I...

Guy and Diehl Receive Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Grant

Cynthia Guy , MD, associate professor of Pathology, and Anna Mae Diehl , MD, Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine, have been awarded a $125,000 grant by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) to develop novel diagnostic tests and treatments for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FHC), a...

Duke's Nolan Smith Teams With TCA To Shoot Hoops With You!

Teen Cancer America (TCA), a non-profit helping U.S. hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care, will host a summer fundraiser, the 2017 Nolan Smith TCA Hoop-a-thon Challenge, in Durham, North Carolina, on Saturday, July 22, at the Emily K Center...

NCI's Kibbe Named DCI's Chief Data Officer

Warren Kibbe, PhD, has been named chief data officer for Duke Cancer Institute. Kibbe, who has served since 2013 as director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) at the National Cancer Institute, will take up the position in mid-August. He has also accepted an...

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