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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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Tomi Akinyemiju and Kia Williams pose in front to a crowd of people looking at posters
Associate Director, Duke Cancer Institute Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity (COEE) program Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, and Associate Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Kia Williams, MD. Williams is a member of the COEE Steering Committee.
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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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two women in green scrubs and blue surgical caps
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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Hannah Woriax, MD, wearing a white coat and speaking with a colleague
Hannah Woriax, MD, cares for patients in Lumberton and Laurinburg through the Duke Cancer Network.
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Building Trust

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building with triangle roof and sign reading "Gibson Cancer Center, Southeastern Health"
When Eleanor Scott Bell needed cancer care her doctor sent her to see Duke Cancer Network doctors at Gibson Cancer Center in Lumberton, close to where she grew up as a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, "People of the Dark Water."
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