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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.

Help Strike Out Sarcoma!

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 10, for the 2017 Strikeout For Sarcoma 5K and Family Run , hosted by Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program. The event, celebrating lives touched by sarcoma, will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. "You can help strike out sarcoma!" According to the...

Eward Receives Hyundai Hope On Wheels Award

William Eward , MD, DVM, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has been named to receive a 2017 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Award, a $250,000 Hyndai Scholar grant. Eward treats complex sarcomas in both humans and animals. His laboratory focuses on comparative oncology — cancer discoveries made by...

Scientists Trace Origin Cell of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

Scientists at Duke Health are part of a team that has discovered a type of cell surrounding blood vessels can also serve as a starting point for sarcoma, a form of cancer that occurs in bones and connective tissues. The findings, made through studies of mice, offer insights that could aid in the...

Thirteen-Year-Old Cancer Patient Strikes Back

After her check-up, Margaret Stoffregen, 13, looks at incoming texts while sitting outside Duke Cancer Center where she was treated for osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Margaret Stoffregen was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer occurring most often in...

Local 5K Does Its Part to Strike Out Sarcoma

More than 300 people attended the annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, June 13, at the Durham Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. “The Strike Out for Sarcoma event was a huge success,” said David Kirsch, PhD, professor for the Departments of Radiation Oncology and...