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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.

Making Strides Participants Color Grey Skies Pink

For a fourth year, Duke Cancer Institute teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 14. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month-event attracted more than 6,000 participants —...

Survivors Step Up Fundraising for Making Strides; Offer Tips

Four-year breast cancer survivor and American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteer Juanita Taylor is going on her third year participating in the American Cancer Society’s third annual Making Strides of Raleigh walk. A medical technologist for the State Laboratory of Public Health and Newborn Screening,...

Duke Cancer To Step Out For Making Strides

Duke Cancer Institute, for a third year, is partnering with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor for its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. At last year’s event, 4,500 participants raised more than $289,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. This...

Survivor Gets Jumpstart On Making Strides

The sky was clear. The sun was bright. And Angie Vega and her husband Dave Izquierdo were in high spirits. Right up near the stage at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, they were animated and sociable. Laughing, Angie posed for photos. She was decked out in a...

DCI Teams Raise Thousands for Breast and Blood Cancers

For a third year DCI teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 15. In its 10th year, the Breast Cancer Awareness Month-event attracted more than 1700 participants and to date has...

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Making Strides

Bonita Holliday-Guy was just kicking back watching TV one hot August night three years ago when she felt a small lump high up on her breast. She promptly had it checked out by her primary care physician who suspected a cyst and referred her for an ultrasound. A radiologist at Duke Raleigh Hospital...

Duke Nurse Launches Album For A Cure Campaign

Music has always played an important role in Daniel Nickels’ life. Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, he was surrounded by musicians. His mother taught him to play piano when he was young. By sixteen his dad had Nickels shredding a guitar. He would go on to master other instruments, including the...

Making Strides

For a third year Duke Cancer Institute has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity's 10th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Last year’s event raised more than $289,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. This year,...

Let It Rain! You Might WIN!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." And we agree -- so much so, we're teaming up with Amy Blackburn ,* who in an effort to help boost our fundraising totals, is donating one of her beautifully monogrammed raincoats. For every $50 donated...