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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.

April 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 includes E. Shelly Hwang, MD; Yousuf Zafar, MD; Daniel George, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many others.

January 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 Steven Patierno, PhD; David Needham, PhD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more.

Mutation Could Be Vulnerable to Drugs

Breast cancer cells that carry a certain gene mutation can be induced to die using a combination of an existing targeted therapy along with an investigational molecule tested by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. When used together in preclinical experiments, the drugs shut down two of the key...

Shared Resource: Primary Tumor Cell Culture

A developing CCSG Shared Resource, Primary Tumor Cell Culture (PTCC), is creating hundreds of new primary malignant and normal epithelial cell lines. These additional cell lines will provide for novel investigations, including those involving cancer subtypes. “For many cancer researchers, the...

Wood To Receive The 2015 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award

Kris Wood, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, has been named to receive the 2015 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Launched in 2000 to honor OCRF’s late president Liz Tilberis, the award is given to junior faculty demonstrating a...

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 Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS; Kris Wood, PhD; Rajan Gupta, MD; and many more.