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.

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...

Finding A Way

On an unseasonably warm February night, Pam Kohl tells a group of 20 of her most important friends that she has just been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her friends are members of the organizing committee for the May 2017 annual Triangle Race for the Cure, the largest fundraiser of the...

Southern Pines Man Steps Out In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Joseph “Joe” Rasmus, 52, may not have breast cancer, but after losing his wife to cancer earlier this year and with his own battle with lipomas, Joe was compelled to step out June 11 for the local Komen Race For the Cure. “Since my diagnosis in 2008 I have had 24 lipomas removed—five of which were...

Finders Keepers!

On behalf of Susan G. Komen NCTC, Duke Cancer Institute will hide one of 20 Bailey's Fine Jewelry boxes at Saturday's Komen Triangle Race For The Cure, located at The Frontier at RTP. We will post hints on the DCI Facebook page beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 11.

Bake Sale To Benefit Komen Race For The Cure

Led by DCI patient navigator Xiomara Boyce, team Renacer will host a bake sale on May 26 to benefit the June 11 Komen Triangle Race for The Cure. The bake sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hock Plaza on Erwin Road. The sale will feature Latin-inspired pastries.

Patients Sign On To Race For The Cure

Duke Cancer Institute teamed with Komen North Carolina Triangle To The Coast on Wednesday, May 4, to host a registration kick-off party in which patients were invited to join Team Duke Cancer Institute. The event, held on 0 Level and Level 3 of Duke Cancer Center, provided an opportunity for...

Komen Announces Grants, New Event Location

Susan G. Komen recently announced new grants totaling more than $1.6 million for five Duke Cancer Institute researchers. Also, Komen NCTC announced its plans to move the location of its signature event, Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. Formerly hosted at Meredith College, in 2016 the 20th...

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...