DCI Blog


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.

June 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 Andrew Armstrong, MD; Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD; and Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD.

Patients Quit At Duke

Most smokers have tried to quit. They know it’s one of the best things they can do for their health. But ask any smoker — quitting isn’t easy. According to the American Cancer Society, the nicotine in tobacco is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and...

DCI Tests "Now"-Centered Approach to Quitting Tobacco

James M. Davis, M.D., medical director of Duke’s Center for Smoking Cessation, had his first lesson on the addictive powers of tobacco 30 years ago. Growing up in the mountains outside of Asheville, Davis and his brother were one of many local children who helped to weed, hang and dry the tobacco...