You are here

Subscribe

Donors Your Gifts at Work

All
All

We invite you to share your story to help raise awareness. If you have been or are being treated for cancer at Duke or if you are a caregiver, we'd like to know how cancer care, research or clinical trials at Duke has affected your life. Are you a donor? If so, please consider sharing you story. Tell us why you choose to team up with Duke Cancer Institute. For more information or to share your story, please contact Sara Wajda, Director of Annual Giving, DCI Development.

#MyDukeCancerStory: Lucky Seven 

Bob Thomas, who was given a terminal metastatic cancer diagnosis nearly eight years ago, is not precisely sure exactly which cancer he survived. All that matters to him is that he’s alive and thriving, in large part, thanks to treatment he received at Duke. “It was a pretty bleak outlook,” said...

#MyDukeCancerStory: A Life In Service To Others

Plenty busy with fishing, golfing and grandchildren, Jim Slaughter, a Duke retiree, doesn’t just volunteer because he has the time; he volunteers because, as they say, he has the heart. Diagnosed the day after Christmas 2013 with stage 4 small bowel cancer, Slaughter knows first-hand the challenges...

Spring 2018 Breakthroughs Message From The Director

Ten years, twelve years, even more than two decades. That is how long some of Duke Cancer Institute’s patients with prostate and other urologic cancers are liv­ing past their diagnoses, thanks to a new generation of therapies and our physician-scientists’ willing­ness to leave no avenue unpursued...

Stealing Time From Urologic Cancer

DAN GEORGE, MD, remem­bers one of the first times he helped someone live longer. He was treating a patient with metastatic kidney can­cer who enrolled in a clinical trial of a new drug and was one of the first people in the United States to receive it. “He could only tolerate the drug for about...

The Bladder Guy

BRANT INMAN, MD, MS , is skilled at the major sur­geries that no one wants to be unlucky enough to have. “I’m the guy who when you’ve got a tumor this big, you call to take it out,” says Inman, holding his hands up in the shape of a grapefruit. “Yesterday I removed two bladders and replaced them.”...

Personal Attention

Five years after surgery to treat prostate cancer, STEELE DEWEY of Charlotte, North Carolina, was told in 2010 that the cancer had spread, so he and his wife, Molly, decided to seek advice at an academic medical center. They looked at a lot of options but chose Dan George, MD, at Duke because a...

Testing Limits

Despite living with stage 4 kidney cancer, MARISHA HARGROVE of Henderson, North Carolina, still sings in her church choir and takes care of her two children, Paris, age 9, and Carson, age 6. “I know my limits,” says the soft-spoken 28-year old. “If I need to rest, I rest.” She also has the support...

Amplifying The Patient Voice

It’s something that has happened to all of us; you arrive on time for your 10:30 a.m. doctor’s appointment and wait an hour, only to have the doctor spend 15 minutes with you. Doctors are busy people. THOMAS LEBLANC, MD , is no different, but early in his career as a medical student, he took...

What Does Heart Disease Have To Do With Cancer?

In 2017, Chiara Melloni, MD, a cardiologist and researcher at Duke Clinical Research Institute, and colleagues published results of one of the first studies to look at management of patients with both cancer and atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat). The study may not have happened if...

Pages