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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.

'Angels Among Us' Funds Research, Celebrates Hope

Every spring, come rain or come shine, patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and Duke faculty and staff gather at the Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of Hope to celebrate hope and raise funds to fight brain cancer. In its 25-year history, the event has raised nearly $25 million for the cause...

Angels Among Us Raises Record $2.3 Million

More than 4,000 participants attended the 25th Annual Angels Among Us 5K on Saturday, April 28. Together, they raised a record $2.3 million to support the brain tumor research at Duke. "We are very grateful for the support we experienced this year," said Ellen Stainback, director of external...

"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...

Dine At Parizade And Support Brain Tumor Research

Brain tumor survivors Sally Grant and Jodi Novak are gearing up for the 2017 Angels Among Us 5k and Family Fun Run to benefit The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. They are inviting the public to support their team "Because Gray Matters" and brain tumor research by dining out at Parizade for...

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...

March Ushers In $5 Discount For Duke Faculty & Staff

During the month of March organizers are offering a $5 discount to Duke faculty and staff registering for the 24th Annual Angels Among Us. The annual run takes place Saturday, April 29, at Duke University. The certified 5K begins at 8 a.m. Survivor recognition takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the 3K...

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...

Angels Among Us Raises $1.8 Million

Thousands of people from throughout the country laced up on Saturday, April 23, for the 23rd annual Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk. The event, organized by Ellen Stainback, director of external relations with the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center and Mary Woodall, a coordinator with...

April 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 Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD; Annick Desjardins, MD, PhD; Thomas D'Amico, MD; and many more.

You're Invited To Run With Angels

In its 22-year history, Angels Among Us, a 5K and family fun run, has raised more than $18 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Last year Angels Among Us raised $2 million, surpassing its $1.9 million goal. The 23rd Annual Angels Among Us is expected to surpass yet...

Angels Among Us Takes Lead In Race For A Cure

The 2015 Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk attracted over 4,000 participants Saturday, April 25. Kate Jacobs, 25, and her cousin, Stephanie Walton, 23, and boyfriend Nick Michel, 22, traveled from Marion, Ohio, to run in the benefit 5K. "This is our third year participating," said Jacobs,...

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