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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.

Barrett Named To Receive 2018 Inclusive Excellence Award

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, director of DCI’s Office of Health Equity (OHE), was recently named by the Duke University School of Medicine (SoM) Office of Diversity and Inclusion to receive the 2018 Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes individuals within Duke...

Study Led By Oeffinger Receives $3 Million

A team of multi-institution researchers led by Kevin Oeffinger, MD, has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for their “EMPOWER-II Study” to promote breast cancer screening in women who survived childhood cancer. “Secondary to the therapies that cured...

Barrett Appointed To Serve As ACCC Trustee

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, inaugural director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED), has been appointed to serve as a trustee on the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Board of Trustees. “The ACCC’s leadership and staff appreciate the work that you have done...

October 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. The list includes Shelley Hwang, MD; Daniel Nickels, RN; Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD; H. Kim Lyerly, MD; and many more.

National Nurses Week at DCI

Each year, May 6 through 12, nurses nationwide band together, in person and in spirit, to celebrate their profession. National Nurses Week is a special week in which America’s nurses, their colleagues and their patients recognize the important contributions nurses make within their communities and...

Diversity Training Sessions On Tap For Fall

How would you react if you were a health-care provider and heard two colleagues talking about feeling uneasy with seeing another co-worker in a burka? What if, instead of the burka, the two colleagues were talking about a co-worker’s weight? Alternatively, how would you react if a co-worker told...

OHED Equips Area's Faith Communities

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED) hosted its quarterly training session supporting its Community Health Ambassador Program. Representatives from more than 10 regional faith communities attended, including Joe Hester, parish pastor for the First...