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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.

In Canines, A Novel Approach To An Old Drug

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs, with one in four developing the disease in his or her lifetime. For humans, it’s one in three. America’s 83 million pet dogs share our environment, have similar genomes and develop spontaneous tumors much like we do. Canine tumors have similar imaging...

August 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 Yousuf Zafar, MD; Dan George, MD; Sita Nair, PhD; Matthias Gromeier, MD; and many more.

New Nanoparticle May Hold Key To Improved Treatments

Researchers within the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Cancer Institute have designed a new nanoparticle--molecules tiny even by microscopic standards--that may offer the key to improved treatments for a variety of cancers. Ashutosh Chilkoti, professor of Biomedical Engineering and other...

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 Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Carol Hanh, MD; Ashutosh Chilkoti, MD; Andrew Berchuck, MD; and many more.