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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.

With New Center, DCI Tackles Brain Metastasis Head-On

During the summer of 2016 Dave and Lisa VanTress retired from their jobs in Syracuse, New York, and headed south to the sunny shores of South Carolina, where they could be close to family and indulge their passion for fishing. They bought a townhouse in Little River, a five-minute drive to the...

Cancer Survivor Credits Care Team for Second and Third Chance at Life 

In the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, mother and homemaker Charlotte Miller was always on the move. Married to a textile manager, the couple married right out of high school in their home state of Pennsylvania. They relocated several times for his career — to North Carolina, then Ohio, Wisconsin,...

IBC Consortium To Host First-Ever Annual Meeting (2.28.18)

In partnership with the Duke School of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Department of Surgery, and the IBC Network Foundation , the Duke Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) will host its first-ever Annual Meeting, “Engaging Our Community in IBC Research and Awareness,” on Wednesday...

Patient Navigator Receives Spirit Award

A luncheon event benefiting the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) — Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars, and Survivors — today brought together 300 nationally-recognized breast oncology researchers, local breast cancer survivors and patients, corporate...

Making Pigs Fly? Investigators Up To The Challenge

When Duke Cancer Institute researcher Christopher Pirozzi, PhD, was an intern doing stem cell research in Australia, he spotted a child’s mobile of a pig with wings in one of the director’s offices. He said it embodied exactly what research meant to him — making the seemingly impossible, possible...

Patz’s Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward

Patz's Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward With Boost from NCI and Manufacturing Agreement Grid Therapeutics, LLC, a new start-up company led by Duke Cancer Institute cardiothoracic radiologist Edward Patz, Jr., MD , has developed and is on track to manufacture and bring to trial what it...

Making Strides Participants Color Grey Skies Pink

For a fourth 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. 14. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month-event attracted more than 6,000 participants —...

#MyDukeCancerStory: Safe and Cared For Close to Home

When 18 years ago Leslie Gartenberg and her husband, Adam, decided to move from New Jersey to North Carolina, one of their criteria was finding a home near good healthcare. “We wanted to make a life here,” said Gartenberg. “We were young, just married, and we thought, if, God forbid, anything ever...

Ringside View Into The Circle Of Life

Photos by Skip Bradley Lone Owl Images Jenny Norris, 35, was still reeling from a recent separation from her husband of 13 years when she received the staggering news that she had breast cancer. But if that wasn’t enough to navigate, she then, after genetic testing, learned she had Li-Fraumeni...

Marcom Receives Strength, Hope And Caring Award

P. Kelly Marcom, MD, associate professor of medicine, was recently selected by Duke University Hospital to receive the Strength, Hope and Caring Physician Award. The Strength, Hope and Caring program rewards Duke faculty and staff who exceed expectations and whose actions reflect the organization’s...

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...

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,...

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