DCI Blog


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.

Lace Up For The 2017 Ovarian Cancer Walk/Run

The 2017 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event, which raises both awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at Duke, features a 5K run and a 2-mile...

March Ushers In $5 Discount For Duke Faculty & Staff

During the month of March organizers are offering a $5 discount to Duke faculty and staff registering for the 24th Annual Angels Among Us. The annual run takes place Saturday, April 29, at Duke University. The certified 5K begins at 8 a.m. Survivor recognition takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the 3K...

Lookin' For A Cure Sets Sights On A Breakthrough

Organized by the non-profit A Cure In Sight, Lookin' For A Cure 5K and Fun Walk/Bike Ride, an ocular melanoma benefit, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Pavilion in Durham. This year's Lookin' For A Cure registration includes admission to the Duke vesus Wake...

Patient, Doctor Duo Ready To CRUSH Cancer

Erin Wood, an IT analyst for Duke, was diagnosed nine years ago with stage 4 colon cancer. She was just 42 years old. Despite lifesaving treatment, Wood’s cancer has returned twice. Buoyant and resilient, Wood refuses to let cancer get the best of her. She does her part to support research by...

Local 5K To Deliver CRUSHing Blow

The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is ready to deliver another CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer. Having raised a record $54,000 last year, the 2016 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K and Fun Walk expects to raise at least $60,000 for colorectal cancer research.

Duke Wrestling Team Ditching Mat To Spring For Support

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program is ready to Spring For Support with their annual 5K run and walk. Recently, the Duke Wrestling team, coached by Glen Lanham, produced a video demonstrating their enthusiastic participation and support. "Both my parents and mother in law passed away from...