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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.

November Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Kevin Oeffinger, MD; and many more.

October Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Rachel Greenup, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many more.

Cancer Patients Much Less Likely To Die From Opioids Than General Public

A team of Duke Cancer Institute researchers led by radiation oncologist Fumiko Chino, MD, has found that death from opioids in the U.S. are 10 times less likely to occur in cancer patients and survivors versus the general population. These findings, Chino said, should “reinforce current policy that...

September Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Hai Yan, MD; Daniel George, MD; and many more.

July Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Annick Desjardins, MD; Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; April Salama, MD; Danielle Brander, MD; and many more.

December 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 Elizabeth Reap, PhD; Gita Suneja, MD; Brant Inman MD, MA; Henry Friedman, MD; and many others.

Kamal Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Arif Kamal , MD, MBA, MHS, associate professor of Medicine and Business Administration and physician director of Quality at the Duke Cancer Institute, was recently named by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) as one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and...

August 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 Tian Zhang, MD; Arif Kamal, MD, MHS; Kim Slusser, MSN, BSN; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many others.

Out-of-Pocket Costs Exceed What Many Insured Cancer Patients Expect to Pay

A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found. The data showed that costs such as copays and deductibles could lead to financial distress among insured patients of all...

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.

"Mystery Shopping" for Supportive Care

Using a “mystery shopper” approach, researchers at Duke Cancer Institute anonymously called most of the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers to ask whether palliative care was available, and found barriers to accurate information nearly 40 percent of the time.

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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