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Two women smile in front of an research poster
Gayathri Devi, PhD, professor of Surgery and of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke PhD student Larisa Gearhart-Serna are senior and lead authors of a paper that found that urban environmental exposures drive increased breast cancer incidence. (The poster behind them is unrelated to this specific study.)
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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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