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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.

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...

Celebrating One Year Of Survivorship At Komen 5K

In the spring of 2016, Paige Walker, a breast cancer survivor, created her own commencement attire — a pink cap and gown — to commemorate her “graduation” from radiation treatments for her breast cancer. She formed a team — RadGrad — and prepared to participate in her first-ever Susan G. Komen®...

Researchers Make Progress Unlocking Breast Brain Metastasis

Each year nearly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with metastatic cancer that has spread to the brain. The number is projected to rise. As a result of a larger aging population, combined with improvements in cancer screening and care, up to 30 percent of patients with solid tumor cancers can expect...

McDonnell Named Komen Scholar, Joins Board

The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced the selection of 10 new members to the national Komen Scholars program, including Donald McDonnell, PhD, professor and chairman of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and the Glaxo-Wellcome professor of Molecular and Cancer Biology. “It is a great honor...

Study Led By Oeffinger Receives $3 Million

A team of multi-institution researchers led by Kevin Oeffinger, MD, has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for their “EMPOWER-II Study” to promote breast cancer screening in women who survived childhood cancer. “Secondary to the therapies that cured...

Kane Named Certified Breast Care Nurse of the Year

Duke Cancer Center ambulatory care nurse Susan Kane, RN, BSN, CBCN, CNIII, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) of the Year Award by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation — “chosen from among the best in the country as a shining example of...

It Takes A Team: Duke WLAX Collaborates With DCI

The Duke University Women's Lacrosse team is dedicating their home game against Boston College on Saturday, April 7, at noon, to Duke Cancer Institute faculty and staff and cancer center patients and their families, who are invited to attend the matchup free-of-charge. Guests are encouraged to grab...

DCI Researchers Launch Trial To Help Breast Cancer Survivors With Diabetes

Rebecca Shelby, PhD , and Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS , of Duke Cancer Institute recently launched a clinical trial — I HEAL — the findings of which could lead to significant improvements in clinical care and beneficial outcomes for breast cancer survivors with diabetes. The trial is evaluating the...

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