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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Blog provides updates, organizational announcements, the latest in funding opportunities and information on upcoming conferences and symposiums. This blog also highlights inspiring patient stories and the accomplishments and achievements of DCI faculty and staff. Subscribers are invited to submit story ideas and other news of interest. Email submissions and feedback to Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, Duke Cancer Institute.

Campus Club To Tour Rubenstein Arts Center

Join Duke Campus Club on Tuedsay, Jan. 8, for a tour of Duke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center (2020 Campus Drive, Durham). The newly opened 70,000-square-foot center for the performing and visual arts helps enhance and sustain the creative arts culture at the university. The Ruby, as it is...

December Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Nadine Barrett, PhD; Mitchell Horwitz, MD; Michael Morse, MD; John Strickler, MD; Will Eward MD, DVM; and many...

Pour House To Host Benefit Concert For Local Mom With End-Stage Cancer

**NOTE: The Dec. 9 event was postponed due to inclement weather. The benefit event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15. Singer Louis Waymore, the Pour House Music Hall and the band Johnny Folsom 4 will host All You Need Is Love at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh this Sunday. The benefit...

Fourth Annual C3O Symposium Slated For February

The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (c3o), a collaboration between Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will host its Fourth Annual Canine Comparative Oncology Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Durham...

Scheri Named Director of Endocrine Neoplasia

Randall P. Scheri, MD, associate professor of Surgery and chief of Endocrine Surgery, has been appointed the director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Endocrine Neoplasia disease group. "In his new role as director of the Endocrine Neoplasia disease group, Dr. Scheri will help to expand the breadth of...

For North Durham Nurses, Mentorship Comes Full Circle

Starting around age eight, whenever she had a snow day or holiday, Kelly Murray, CNA, would come to work with her mother Nicki Coates, RN, OCN, CNIII. Murray would volunteer to pass out candy and sit and talk with cancer patients. Aside from a brief childhood dream of being a professional soccer...

Rossitch Named Administrative Director For GI, Sarcoma And Melanoma

Eugene Rossitch III, MHA, has been named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal (GI), Sarcoma and Melanoma disease groups. In his new role, Rossitch will provide overall administrative leadership for the groups. “We are pleased that Eugene has accepted the role of...

Home For Christmas

There was a chill in the late November air, but only warmth in Ashley Reaves Linden’s room in the cancer ward on Tuesday, Nov. 27, when Joe Newberry, one of Ashley’s favorite bluegrass musicians, stopped by to sing her an early Christmas carol. “Snow falls round the manger, love melts it away,...

Suneja Receives NCI Career Development Award

Duke Cancer Institute’s Gita Suneja , MD, MSHP, has received a five-year National Cancer Institute Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) for her project “Cancer Treatment Disparities in the HIV Population: Exploring the Impact of HIV on Physician and Patient Decision-...

You ARE A Superstar!

Previously awarde d at an annual anniversary celebration in Durham, this year’s Duke Cancer Institute Superstar awards went on the road where three deserving recipients — Stacey Lisi, PharmD; Robin Hardie-Hood, MD; and Alicia Johnson, RN; each hailing from a cancer center located at Duke University...

Lisenbee Elected To APSHO Board Of Directors

Kelly Lisenbee, DNP, ANP-C, AOCN, adult nurse practitioner, Department of Urologic Surgery, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO). “Being elected to APSHO’s board of directors is a great honor,” shared Lisenbee, who...

Duke First In Nation To Offer Post-HSCT At-Home Care

When a 62-year-old man’s chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) progressed to acute myeloid leukemia, his Duke hematologist started him on chemotherapy and referred him to the Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Given the patient’s disease progression, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell...

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