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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.

Thirteen Years and Counting

No one would say it’s a good thing to be diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor at age 30. But Sabrina Lewandowski insists it has changed her life for the better. "Having cancer that early in life made me rethink things," she says. "It has given me time to change myself as a person and live a...

The Answer on the Other End of the Leash

Will Edward, DVM, MD, works to find better treatments for a cancer called sarcoma. It makes no difference to him that half of his patients walk on four legs and bark at the doorbell. Eward, an assistant professor of orthopaedics, treats dogs at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, as well as...

Grateful For Life

On a February Monday night, Lori Elliott, her husband Daniel, and their two children celebrated the end of her active treatment for breast cancer. "We had a birthday cake, and my daughter kept singing happy birthday," Elliott says. "I tried to explain to her that it's not my birthday, but then I...

Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy

With a long history of aggressive breast cancer in her family, Kesha Dozier of Raleigh decided, with her doctor's advice, to take matters into her own hands and undergo a preventive double mastectomy. "Taking preventive action makes me feel really confident," she said about her decision. Taking...

High School Student Adds Cancer Awareness To Senior-Year Curriculum

Brittany Kirby, 17, was devastated when she lost her grandmother, Joan Gregg, in June to uterine cancer. Kirby was just four years old when her grandmother received her first diagnosis of cancer – colon cancer. Tenacious and resolute, Joan beat her cancer – not once, but twice. In June, however,...

Eighty-Two-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Jumps In Support Of DCI

This isn’t Bob Norris’s first rodeo. To raise awareness and funds in support of the Duke Cancer Institute, the 82-year-old New Bern resident is once again dropping everything for what has become an annual free-fall adventure. “I thought about all the different ways I could help make a difference,”...

Partnering to Fight Cancer

Elizabeth Harden, MD’78, HS’81-’84, and Richard Hoefer, DO, have known the value of a good partnership since they met 30 years ago, while both were serving in the Air Force in Texas. They’ve been a couple ever since, in life and in work. Harden, a medical oncologist, and Hoefer, a surgical...

A New Generation of Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Dan George, M.D., is a medical oncologist and director of Duke Cancer Institute Genitourinary Oncology. He and his colleagues at Duke are continually working to offer better treatment options to men with prostate cancer. What is the outlook for men with prostate cancer? Today we are able to help...

Climbing to the Top for Cancer Research

For a guy who has spent most of his life at sea level, Barrett Whitten has an unusual affinity for altitude. Born in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and raised in another port city, Charleston, South Carolina, where he still lives, Whitten was one of those sun-bronzed kids who...

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