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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.

DCI Research Team Takes On Sarcoma in Dogs and Humans

When 12 years ago Sharon and Bill Feipel went to pick up a fawn-colored pug, Otto, they also ended up taking home his brother, the runt of the litter. “It didn’t look like he was going to survive, so we took him, too,” Sharon recalled. They named him Odin, after the Norse god associated with...

Cyclist Hits The Road For DCI Research

“Hi, I’m Paul and I’m cycling across North America for metastatic cancer research,” reads the tagline on Riding4Research.org , the launch pad for Paul Rudershausen’s campaign to raise funds, in his mother’s memory, for Duke Cancer Institute. “On March 9, 2014, I stood in my boyhood home as I...

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...

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.

Researchers ID Genes That Make Sarcomas Less Aggressive

Duke Cancer Institute and Rice University researchers have identified a network of regulatory genes (the microRNA-200 family, ZEB1, and GRHL2) they believe are driving some sarcomas toward a different cell lineage — a condition that seems to predict better patient outcomes.

Shared Resource: Light Microscopy Core Facility

The Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) is a shared resource providing access to microscopy and image analysis resources. The LMCF contains more than 25 imaging and analysis systems, and is spread over locations in the Levine Science Research Center, French Family Science Center, Nanaline Duke...