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.

Suneja Receives NCI Career Development Award

Duke Cancer Institute’s Gita Suneja , MD, MSHP, has received a five-year National Cancer Institute Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) for her project “Cancer Treatment Disparities in the HIV Population: Exploring the Impact of HIV on Physician and Patient Decision-...

Palliative Care Research Group Receives $8 Million Grant

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five-year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). As the nation’s...

New Book: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease

Duke Cancer Institute breast oncologist Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS , is chief editor of a new textbook — “Cardio-Oncology: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease” (May 2017). Billed as the first textbook on cardio-oncology to provide comprehensive coverage from a truly multidisciplinary...

Shared Resource: Behavioral Health & Survey Research Core

Most of the Duke Cancer Institute’s shared resources offer a glimpse into a smaller world, whether by allowing researchers to better understand the shape of organic compounds, isolate and sort particular cells of interest, or track the growth of tumors in animal models. The Behavioral Health and...

April 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 Warren Warren, PhD; Thomas Polascik, MD; Neil Spector, MD; and many more.

DCI Seminar Series

The January DCI Seminar Series, hosted by the DCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences, featured Caryn Lerman , PhD. Lerman delivered the lecture “Translational Medication Development for Nicotine Dependence.” Lerman is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction...