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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.

We Got This

Tammy James, her head stylishly wrapped in a scarf to conceal her balding head, was leaving the infusion treatment room when she noticed a woman sitting in the waiting room just a few feet away. Her face was ashen and her eyes betrayed the worry and stress she worked hard to hide. James, 59,...

Second Annual Cornhole Tourney Slated For October

Duke Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy will host its second annual benefit Cornhole Games on Thursday, Oct. 3 — this year in honor of longtime Duke Cancer Institute supporter Charles Fritz, of Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. After partnering with DCI to support Dunk A Doc,...

Get Ready To Shine, Superstar!

As Duke Cancer Institute approaches its ninth anniversary, DCI leadership is preparing to present DCI Superstar awards in person at cancer centers in Durham and Wake County. "Last year's in-person visits proved to be a great success," said Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer...

Designer To Donate 20 Percent Of All Online Sales To Duke Cancer Institute

Established in 2001, Myrna Halpern Jewelry features six new collections each year. Throughout September, Myrna Halpern Jewelry will donate 20 percent of all online sales to Duke Cancer Institute. "I am a two-time cancer survivor and feel so blessed that in both cases my prognosis was good," said...

August 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, including Gita Suneja, MD; Rachel Greenup, MD; Judd Moul, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

Campus Club Wants You

Duke Campus Club is inviting new members to join at its annual fall reception at Hill House (900 S. Duke Street, Durham) on Friday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a wonderful opportunity to meet with current and future members, as well as become acquainted with the many interest...

Current Issues For The Advanced Practice Provider

You are invited to "Current Issues for the Advanced Practice Provider," to be held on October 4, 2019.

DCI Scientific Retreat (10.25.19)

The 6th Annual Scientific Retreat will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham. The O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture, in honor of Dr. Michael Colvin, Director Emeritus of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor...

Cellular Therapy To Host Yard Sale To Benefit Blood Cancer Patients

The Division of Cellular Therapy will host an indoor yard sale at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers are accepting household donations (no clothes) during the evenings, 5 to 8 p.m., of Aug. 14, 15 and 16. Donations can be dropped off at the church...

Mother’s Cancer Battle Prompts Turning Tables For Onetime Textile Designer

Susan C. Hicks Hope Charities To Host Benefit Golf Tournament Having earned a degree in textile design from North Carolina State University, Anderson Garrett was working for a textile manufacturing company when in April 2006 her mother learned she had adenocarcinoma, a non-small cell lung cancer...

Science of Metabolism Provides Insight on Using a Nutrient to Slow Cancer

A team of Duke Health researchers is looking to change that. Using the science of metabolism in laboratory, animal and human experiments, the researchers are exploring how nutrients and chemicals in food navigate the same molecular pathways used by certain cancer therapies to slow tumor growth.

Cost of Breast Cancer Surgery Influences Many Women’s Treatment

Even among well-educated women with health insurance coverage, a significant proportion said the costs of cancer treatment influenced the type of surgery they chose for breast cancer treatment, a study led by the Duke Cancer Institute found. The finding, published online in the Journal of Oncology...

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