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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.

Duke Surgery Appoints New Chief of Surgical Oncology

The Duke Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter J. Allen, MD, as the new Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery for the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). Allen comes to Duke from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...

Pancreatic Cancer: Facing a Formidable Foe

In February 2016, Tara Wilkes left her job as a decorator and furniture sales associate, locked the door of her second home on Lake Waccamaw and moved back inland to the family home in Rockingham, North Carolina. “I just couldn’t do my job,” said Wilkes, a petite and active 56-year-old grandmother...

Adhikari Receives PanCAN-NCI Fellowship

Duke postdoctoral fellow Hema Adhikari, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 two-year grant, the 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship. Adhikari aims to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer in her...

DCI Cancer Clinicians Tackle Financial Toxicity

Financial toxicity. Google it and you’ll find it’s the new catchphrase to describe the escalating costs of cancer care. The leading killer of patients under 85, the national expenditure on cancer is in the $200 billion range and overall patient spending on cancer treatment can easily reach tens of...

DCI Seminar Series (9.28.16)

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Sunil R. Hingorani, MD, PhD, professor at University of Washington School of Medicine and director of the Center for Accelerated Translation in Pancreas Cancer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present “Targeting the Pancreas Cancer “Neo-Organ” to Therapeutic...

Gromeier, Abruzzese Awarded Pancreatic Cancer Grant

Matthias Gromeier, MD and James Abbruzzese, MD have just received the 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant, a two-year, $300,000 grant that supports translational research toward pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention, or treatment. Gromeier’s and Abbruzzese’s...