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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.

Sea Of Pink: Thousands Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

For a fifth year, Duke Cancer Institute teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 13. Bright sunshine-y skies and cool temps greeted the sea of pink patients, survivors and...

Sammons To Speak On Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will host its fourth annual Young Researchers Roundtable Breakfast: Hearing the Metastatic Voice , bringing attention and urgency to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) treatment, support, and needed research. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also...

Breast Cancer Patients Prefer Knowing Costs Prior to Starting Treatment

patientfinancialtoxicity.jpg Even when they had good health insurance coverage, women with breast cancer reported having financial worries related to their care, and the vast majority said they preferred to know about treatment costs at the time of diagnosis. The findings from a study by Duke...

Dent Named Associate Director For Clinical Research, Breast Oncology

Medical oncologist Susan F. Dent, MD, FRCPC, was recently named associate director for clinical research for Breast Oncology and co-director of Duke Cardio-Oncology. “We are extremely excited to welcome Susan Dent, a world-class breast cancer researcher and physician, to Duke Cancer Institute and...

Greenup Hopes To Reel In Big Catch For Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer surgeon Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, began running when she was just 11 years old. She was one of six children and there was little opportunity for alone time. “Running was a way for me to find some peace and quiet in our otherwise crazy household,” she shared. “And it gave me a chance to...

Two-Time Cancer Survivor To Make Strides And Light The Night

In 2004, Cary, North Carolina real estate broker and mother-of-two Mary Ann Feagan, then 47, noticed a lump in the outside corner of her left eyelid. Following a biopsy surgery at Duke, she was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and referred to hematologic oncologist Joseph...

Pain Management Via Skype Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Preliminary results of a four-year study led by Duke Cancer Institute clinical psychologist Tamara Somers, PhD, appear to conclude that, when delivered via video chat, a cancer pain therapy protocol her team developed was more accessible than the same therapy delivered in an office setting. This...

Heroes In Pink To Strut Their Stuff

The Duke Breast Program is rolling out the fushia carpet and inviting its Heroes In Pink to strut their stuff — to both raise awareness and funds to support breast health education. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Duke Breast Program will host its first-ever Pink Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Duke...

Duke Surgeon Champions Equity In Breast Cancer Support And Care 

On an icy day in January a diverse group of female veterans – eight in all – braved the elements to attend the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) for the hospital’s first-ever Breast Cancer Support Group gathering. Duke breast surgical oncologist Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA,...

What's Best For Breasts?

What's Best For Breasts?, A conversation with Duke Clinicians , will be held at the Trent Semans Center Grand Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The symposium is free to the public and includes interactive information sessions, Q & A panels and drawings for prizes. Lunch is...

DiLalla Named To ACS Board Of Directors

The American Cancer Society recently announced the appointment of Gayle DiLalla, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, to the newly established American Cancer Society Area Board of Directors supporting central and east North Carolina chapters. “We are honored to welcome Dr. Gayle DiLalla to the...

McDonnell Team Awarded $7 Million For Breast Cancer Study

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute scientist Donald McDonnell, PhD, has been awarded a Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Innovator Award, totaling $7,368,485, by the United States Department of Defense Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The...

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