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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.

October Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Daniel George, MD; Nadine Barrett, PhD; Neil Spector, MD; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MS; and...

DOD Awards $1.2 Million To Study Breast Cancer Metastasis

Gayathri Devi, PhD , associate professor of surgery and pathology and Duke Cancer Institute member, has been awarded $1,192,441 from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program ( CDMP-BCRP ) to study breast cancer metastasis. Devi’s winning project is called “Characterization of the...

April Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Julie Sosa, MD, MA, FACS; Andrew Berchuck, MD; and many more.

NCI Funds $2 Million Grant For Duke-NCCU Disparities Research Partnership

A “Duke-NCCU Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership” grant has been funded by the National Cancer Institute for four years in the amount of $2 million for two laboratory-based translational research projects. There is a long-standing relationship between the two Durham-based...

Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute ...

March Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Steven Patierno, PhD; Charles Gersbach, PhD; E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Donald McDonnell, MD; and many more.

Dewhirst Intern Recognized

As a 2015 Intel ISEF winner, Arjun Arora, 17, was one of six students in the nation to be inducted this year into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors on Sept. 12 at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in New Jersey. He was awarded the Tommy trophy, named in memory of Thomas...

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Yousuf Zafar, MD; Dan George, MD; Sita Nair, PhD; Matthias Gromeier, MD; and many more.

Komen Race Attracts Thousands

On Saturday, June 13, more than 10,000 participants and guests turned out for the 2015 Komen Race For the Cure at Meredith College in Raleigh. The event, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute, is expected to raise more than $1 million to support scientific research to find better treatments...

May Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Shelley Hwang, MD; Gayathri Devi, PhD, Valarie Worthy, RN; and many more.

New Study Suggests BPA May Be Culprit

A new study from Duke University suggests a chemical found in many plastics can make breast cancer cells resistant to treatment. News articles on the findings included stories in Newswire , News-Medical , Headlines & Global News and many more. The following coverage on the study was featured on...