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.

Cancer Survivor Credits Care Team for Second and Third Chance at Life 

In the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, mother and homemaker Charlotte Miller was always on the move. Married to a textile manager, the couple married right out of high school in their home state of Pennsylvania. They relocated several times for his career — to North Carolina, then Ohio, Wisconsin,...

Penne To Receive Excellence in Surgical Oncology Award

The Oncology Nursing Society has named Kara Penne, RN, MSN, ANP, AOCNP, to receive the 2015 ONS Excellence in Surgical Oncology Award. Penne, 40, a resident of Bahama, North Carolina, is a surgical oncology team lead in Clinic 3-2 of the Duke Cancer Center. She is being recognized for her expertise...