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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.

Graduation Day Ushers In New Start For Duke Cancer Patient

As seniors across the nation are donning caps and gowns for high school and college graduations, on Friday, April 29, Shannon “Paige” Walker put on her own commencement attire for a graduation of a different kind. “This is my final day of radiation,” declared Walker, a patient at Duke. “I’m...

Hartford-Todd and Alcorn Recognized

The Presidential Award is one of the highest honors given to Duke University faculty and staff. The awards program recognizes full-time employees who have excelled in their positions, having made exceptional contributions to the university and health system during the previous calendar year. The...

DCI Transforms Future With Launch Of New Triage Call Service

As part of an ongoing health system-wide initiative to pursue care delivery innovations, advancements in quality and safety and operational efficiencies, in August the Duke Cancer Institute led the way by launching a new telephone triage service at the cancer center. The service, a response to...

Jersey Woman Spins Flare For After Cancer Care

Rebecca Wilson, 36, left Canada 11 years ago to work in the U.S., eventually signing on with Wake Med as an ICU nurse. A few years after arriving, Wilson married. She and her husband settled in Garner, North Carolina, and it wasn’t long before she became a mother to a son, and then a daughter. Just...

ACS Recognizes DCI For Dedicated Support

Tracey Smith, community events organizer for the American Cancer Society, presented an appreciation plaque to Tina Piccirilli , program manager at the Duke Cancer Center. The plaque, presented at the cancer center on July 16, was given in recognition of the DCI's many years of dedicated support to...

It’s All Bee-cause They Care

Believe it or not, buzz on campus has it one local business is providing a lip-smacking gift. The “earth-friendly” natural personal care brand, Burt’s Bees, is donating to the Duke Cancer Support Program free samples of its all-time best-selling product, Beeswax Lip Balm. Duke Cancer Support...