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.

Pups With A Soft Touch Offer Patients Dog Gone Good Time

As Sheila Evans patiently waited in the infusion room for her second day of chemotherapy, she received an unexpected visit from a furry pup that would soon become a special friend. When Pets At Duke (PAD) therapy dog Kylie, a 7-year-old black Labrador retriever, was introduced to the Wilmington,...

Supportive Care And Survivorship Day

The cancer journey is challenging at best. Consultations with multiple oncology specialists, surgeries, infusions and radiation are just par for the course. With so much focus on the disease, a day of rejuvenation is just what the doctor ordered. “Our patients are our heroes,” said Steve Patierno,...

Duke Therapy Dog Receives Winners Award At 2015 Westminster Dog Show

The youngest contestant, Portree’s Waiting On A Friend, better known as Sam, won the Winners Award at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. “Although Sam didn’t make it to the final round of competition, he was a champ among his seasoned competitors,” said Sandra Towne, Sam’s owner and...