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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.

Ashley Awarded V Foundation Grant for Poliovirus Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded David Ashley, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, a three-year $600,000 grant for his proposed research project “Poliovirus-Instigated APC Responses Against BRaf (V600E) for Pedatric Brain Tumor Immunotherapy.” In July 2017 Ashley was named director of Pediatric Neuro...

November Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes John Hillson, RN, OCN; Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, Timothy J. Robinson, MD, PhD, and many others.

July Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Henry Friedman, MD. Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD; Julie Sosa, MD and many others.

"Angels" Gather to Support Brain Tumor Center

More than 4,000 participants from across the U.S. came together on Saturday, April 29, to show support and raise funds to ensure ongoing brain cancer research at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (PRTBTC). The 24th annual Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk, organized by Ellen...

Charging the Bull: Brain Tumor Survivor Never Surrenders

If 43-year-old Gabe Stewart were a matador, he would likely be a bull’s worst enemy. Just ask his wife of 19 years, Tera, or his two kids, a 13-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son — they’ll testify to his stubborn refusal to be beaten, no matter what the odds. On May 3, 2010, Stewart was...

DCI, BTC Launch Newly Designed Websites

There are numerous reasons for having a web presence, but many would argue visibility and credibility rank at the top of the list. Nowadays the Internet is the primary go-to for information of all kinds — including information on science and medicine. In an effort to stay in front of its multiple...

Brain Tumor Survivor Moms Are Angels Among Us

Behind every team photo and supportive hug at the annual Angels Among Us 5K and family fun run are stories of personal struggle and hope, love and new friendship. New teams form. Old ones dissolve. And some, persistent and resolute, stay in it for the long-haul. For a third year, two women, both of...

You’re Invited To Run With Angels

In its 23-year history, Angels Among Us, a 5K and family fun run, has raised more than $20 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Last year Angels Among Us raised $1.8 million. The 24th Annual Angels Among Us is expected to raise $2 million. Participants are encouraged to...

Poliovirus Trial for Pediatric Brain Tumors Funded

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Matthias Gromeier, MD; Eric Thompson, MD; and Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; received a check for $208,408 from The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation (The B+ Foundation) and Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) in honor of Steph Bader, a 13-year-old-girl who passed away from glioblastoma. The...

Brain Tumor Center Welcomes New Administrative Director

Christina Kitchin Cone, ANP-BC, AOCNP, has been named administrative director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (PRTBTC). She assumed the new role in July. Cone was part of the PRTBTC for nearly seven years as a seasoned oncology nurse practitioner, and more recently as the Duke Cancer...

September 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 Francis Ali-Osman, DSc; Paul Kelly Marcom, MD; Julie Ann Sosa, MD; Terry Hyslop, PhD; and many more.

July 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 Nadine Barrett, PhD; Francis Ali-Osman, MD; Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; and many more.

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