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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.

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Danielle Brander, MD; Paul Mosca, MD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Amy Abernethy, MD; and many more.

With New Center, DCI Tackles Brain Metastasis Head-On

During the summer of 2016 Dave and Lisa VanTress retired from their jobs in Syracuse, New York, and headed south to the sunny shores of South Carolina, where they could be close to family and indulge their passion for fishing. They bought a townhouse in Little River, a five-minute drive to the...

Patient Navigator Receives Spirit Award

A luncheon event benefiting the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) — Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars, and Survivors — today brought together 300 nationally-recognized breast oncology researchers, local breast cancer survivors and patients, corporate...

July 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 Henry Friedman, MD. Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD; Julie Sosa, MD and many others.

Survivors & Cancer Center Staff Make Strides to Defeat Breast Cancer

On one of the hottest days of the year, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and Duke Cancer Center staff committed to teaming up with Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to walk to defeat breast cancer. They were looking forward to stepping out in a more chill October...

Mark Dewhirst, “The Human Synapse,” Eases Into Retirement

When a Galapagos tortoise suffering from sarcoma needed help in 1983, zookeepers at the Staten Island Zoo called Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, a young scientist at University of Arizona who had been conducting clinical trials on dogs using radiotherapy. They were hoping radiotherapy might also help the...

May 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 Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Daniel George, MD; H. Kim Lyerly, MD, and Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH.

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.

Houff Gears Up To Fuel Cancer Research

Quin Houff is gearing up to live out a lifelong dream when he competes later this month in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway. His drive to win is two-fold. A first-place finish would be a dream come true, but it’s his commitment to help fund a cure that keeps his eye on...

November 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 Nelson Jen An Chao, MD, MBA, Krista Rowe-Nichols RN, MSN; Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD; and many more.

Local Teens To Host Charity Polo Match

Teens For The Cure is partnering with Triangle Area Polo to host Teens For The Cure Charity Polo Match on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Governor James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. General admission (bleacher seating) is $15 per person or $10 per person when purchased in groups of...

December 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 Henry Friedman, MD; Beth Perry, RN; Paul Modrich, PhD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; and many more.

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