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The DCI Blog highlights patient stories, DCI research, the accomplishments of DCI faculty and staff, and fundraising events.

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A SERIOUS ISSUE DCI epidemiologist Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, PhD, MPH, BDS, an associate professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, and an assistant professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, studies suicide risk in head and neck cancer patients.
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A group of 12 people pose at a park in front of a Duke Cancer Institute tent
In August 2023, a team of volunteers led by Trinitia Cannon, MD (third from left), Leda Scearce, CCC-SLP, MM, MS, and Dina Abouelella, MPH, which also included Tammara Watts, MD, PhD (center) and Katharine Ciarrocca, DMD, MSEd, partnered with North Raleigh International Baptist Church and Duke Raleigh Hospital to offer head and neck cancer screenings. Dozens of families from the Cedar Creek Apartment Complex community came out for the free screenings, education, and games, and Duke Raleigh Hospital donated backpacks full of school supplies.
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Breast surgical oncologist and Mary and Deryl Hart Distinguished Professor of Surgery Eun-Sil Shelley Hwang, MD, MHS, with Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS, in early 2020.
Dr. Hwang was Chief of Breast Surgery at Duke at that time and Dr. Fayanju was an assistant professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Fayanju is currently Chief of the Breast Surgery Division at Penn Medicine.
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THE GRADUATE Monica Bodd, MD, MTS, at her MD Graduation with Associate Dean for Student Affairs Aimee Chung, MD, her advisory dean (left); her primary Duke Surgery mentor DCI head & neck surgical oncologist Dan Rocke, MD (top right) and clinic staff; and with her proud parents on match day (bottom right).
In a room with cabinets, two men in masks face each other; one seated in a white t-shirt and the other standing in a lab coat with stethoscope.
Terence Wong, MD, PhD, right, meets with a patient before his PSMA PET/CT scan. Duke is a leader in this type of imaging, which is used in combination with a radiotracer to identify if there's a druggable molecular target. (A version of this photo originally appeared in a Duke Health article in February 2022: "PSMA PET/CT Scan Improves Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment")
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