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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.

His Light Shines For Survivorship

Tim McKenna, 34, had just recently moved to Durham, North Carolina, when he scheduled an appointment for a routine physical. It was at that appointment that he mentioned to his primary care doctor that he “was lactating.” “My doctor ordered a mammogram,” remembered McKenna. “Although the results...

Supportive Care & Survivorship Day Slated For June 7

Supportive Care and Survivorship Day recognizes and celebrates patients, survivors and caregivers. It’s a day full of pampering and educational activities. “The cancer journey can be at times filled with anxiety and stress,” said Kristy Everett, LRT/CTRS, one of the event’s organizers. “We hope...

Oeffinger Appointed

Kevin Charles Oeffinger, MD, has been named director of the Duke Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship Center at Duke Cancer Institute. He has also been charged with establishing the Duke Center for Onco-Primary Care, an innovative program within the Duke Cancer Institute, in partnership with the...

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,...