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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.

Valentine's Candy-Grams for Sale to CRUSH Colorectal Cancer

It's that time of year again to share the love. One of Duke Cancer Institute's CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk teams — the GI Clinical Trials Team: Partners with Painters in Awareness of CRC (PIA's) — is selling Valentine's Day candy-grams in support of this year's forthcoming walk, to be held...

CRUSH Raises Record $100,000

The 2017 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K and Fun Walk , held March 25 in Downtown Durham, attracted more than 1,000 participants and raised a record $102,273 and counting — breaking last year’s record of around $70,000. Organized annually by the Duke Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal...

Victorious, Giving Back Seems Right For This Cancer Survivor

From cancer diagnosis, through treatment, recovery and survivorship, Ryan Switzer hasn’t stopped raising awareness and funds to ensure that others receive the same Duke quality cancer care that he and his family received Switzer was 37 in July 2012 when he was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer...

Local 5K To Deliver CRUSHing Blow

Members of the Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is ready to deliver another CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer as they prepare to lace up and step out for the Fourth Annual CRUSH Colorectal 5K Run on Saturday, March 25, in Durham. According to the American Cancer Society,...

Candy-Grams for Sale to CRUSH Colorectal Cancer

The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program is ready to deliver a CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer. And doing it with heart. One of the program's CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk teams — the GI Clinical Trials Team — is selling Valentines Day candy-grams in support of the...

They're Glad He Came

Duke Retiree-Turned-Cancer-Survivor Brings New Meaning to Service: Plenty busy with fishing, golfing and grandchildren, Jim Slaughter, a Duke retiree, doesn’t just volunteer because he has the time; he volunteers because, as they say, he has the heart. Diagnosed three years ago with stage 4 small...

Erin Wood Featured On ABC Affiliate

The Triangle's ABC affiliate aired a story March 12 featuring Ivy Altomare, MD, and DCI IT analyst Erin Wood. Wood was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2006. Learn more about her courageous battle and her valiant efforts to raise awareness and support research by going to WTVD ABC 11...

ABC 11 To Feature DCI's Altomare And Wood

On Wednesday, March 4, Caitlin Knute, co-anchor for the ABC11 Eyewitness News weekend morning newscasts, visited the Duke Cancer Center to speak with Ivy Altomare, MD, and Erin Wood about the upcoming CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K. Both women are involved in both planning and fundraising for the event...