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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.

Aptamers Could Form New, Safer Chemotherapy Delivery Systems

Using chemotherapy along with aptamers—lab-made molecules that function like antibodies—Duke Health researchers showed that they can zero in on and kill prostate cancer tumors in mice while leaving healthy tissue unscathed. The finding suggests that aptamers could form the basis of new cancer...

Celebrating One Year Of Survivorship At Komen 5K

In the spring of 2016, Paige Walker, a breast cancer survivor, created her own commencement attire — a pink cap and gown — to commemorate her “graduation” from radiation treatments for her breast cancer. She formed a team — RadGrad — and prepared to participate in her first-ever Susan G. Komen®...

IRONMAN Trial Enrolling Prostate Cancer Patients

The International Registry to Improve Outcomes in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer (IRONMAN), the first international clinical trial registry for prostate cancer, is open for enrollment at Duke University. The registry aims to enroll 5,000 patients over the next three years at several institutions...

Researchers Make Progress Unlocking Breast Brain Metastasis

Each year nearly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with metastatic cancer that has spread to the brain. The number is projected to rise. As a result of a larger aging population, combined with improvements in cancer screening and care, up to 30 percent of patients with solid tumor cancers can expect...

Sellers Competing For Woman Of The Year, Honors Mothers

Catherine Sellers, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC,OCN, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, has been nominated to compete in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2018 Woman of the Year campaign. Sellers, 42, an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for a disease that...

McDonnell Named Komen Scholar, Joins Board

The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced the selection of 10 new members to the national Komen Scholars program, including Donald McDonnell, PhD, professor and chairman of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and the Glaxo-Wellcome professor of Molecular and Cancer Biology. “It is a great honor...

Study Led By Oeffinger Receives $3 Million

A team of multi-institution researchers led by Kevin Oeffinger, MD, has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for their “EMPOWER-II Study” to promote breast cancer screening in women who survived childhood cancer. “Secondary to the therapies that cured...

Frith Named To Receive A Meritorious Service Award

Jennifer Frith, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, who directs clinical operations for Inpatient Oncology and Adult Blood and Marrow and Cell Therapy (ABMT), was recently named to receive a 2018 Presidential Award, the highest honor given by Duke University to its faculty and staff. In a nomination sent to the...

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening Of Hope Gala

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 11th annual Evening of Hope Gala , “Solving the Mystery of Lung Cancer,” on Saturday, April 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The black-tie optional celebration and fundraiser will include dinner and...

Kane Named Certified Breast Care Nurse of the Year

Duke Cancer Center ambulatory care nurse Susan Kane, RN, BSN, CBCN, CNIII, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) of the Year Award by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation — “chosen from among the best in the country as a shining example of...

It Takes A Team: Duke WLAX Collaborates With DCI

The Duke University Women's Lacrosse team is dedicating their home game against Boston College on Saturday, April 7, at noon, to Duke Cancer Institute faculty and staff and cancer center patients and their families, who are invited to attend the matchup free-of-charge. Guests are encouraged to grab...

April 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 includes E. Shelly Hwang, MD; Yousuf Zafar, MD; Daniel George, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many others.

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