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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.

NCI Funds $2 Million Grant For Duke-NCCU Disparities Research Partnership

A “Duke-NCCU Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership” grant has been funded by the National Cancer Institute for four years in the amount of $2 million for two laboratory-based translational research projects. There is a long-standing relationship between the two Durham-based...

Diversity Training Sessions On Tap For Fall

How would you react if you were a health-care provider and heard two colleagues talking about feeling uneasy with seeing another co-worker in a burka? What if, instead of the burka, the two colleagues were talking about a co-worker’s weight? Alternatively, how would you react if a co-worker told...

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...

OHED Equips Area's Faith Communities

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED) hosted its quarterly training session supporting its Community Health Ambassador Program. Representatives from more than 10 regional faith communities attended, including Joe Hester, parish pastor for the First...

Reducing Health Disparities in Our Communities

Black men face an unfortunate paradox when it comes to prostate cancer. They are the group hit hardest by this common disease, yet they are less likely than other groups to receive screening or medical care for this disease. The National Cancer Institute estimates that black men are 60 percent more...