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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.

Metzel Named Director Of Clinical Operations For Wake County

Scott Metzel, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, operations manager for the Clinical Evaluation Unit at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Emergency Department, has been named to serve as clinical operations director for Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County.” “Scott has served as operations manager for Emergency Services...

Hennig Named Director of Oncology Advanced Practice

Therese Hennig, MPAS, PA-C, advanced practice leader for the division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, has been named director of Oncology Advanced Practice for the Duke Cancer Institute. "In her new role, Therese will provide oversight and direction for establishing and...

Docs To Make A SplAsh For Prostate And Urologic Cancer Research

Duke oncologists agree that if people think they can hit the bullseye, there’s no denying it—they’re all wet—and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ready for a good soaking, oncologists from the DCI Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers have signed on to take a chilly plunge to ensure breakthrough...

Zaas Named Triangle Student Of The Year

When Jake Zaas, 15, learned he was a bone marrow match for his dad, David Zaas , MD, president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, there was no hesitation. David was battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood caused by a rare genetic mutation. In early 2017, Jake donated to...

Cancer Centers Invited To Participate In Hill Day (4.30.19)

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual Hill Day will take place in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 30. Participation in Hill Day is critical to sharing that stable, predictable funds are needed to advance cancer research and...

Famiglietti Appointed DCI Chief Administrator

Robin Famiglietti, PhD, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed chief administrator of Duke Cancer Institute and associate vice president of Oncology Services for Duke University Health System (DUHS). "We are excited to have Dr. Famiglietti join the DCI leadership team. She brings significant experience,...

Devi named to ACTS board of Directors

Gayathri Devi , PhD associate professor of surgery and pathology and director of Duke Cancer Institute's Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer , has been elected to serve on Association for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ACTS) board of directors (2019-2020). "It is my pleasure to welcome...

Komen Race For The Cure

The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will take place on Saturday, May 4, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The Race attracts thousands of participants, many of whom are survivors and individuals living with metastatic...

Once Upon A Time

The Lung Cancer Initiative of NC will host its annual Evening of Hope Gala, Once Upon A Time , on Saturday, April 27, at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. last year's gala raised $132,500 to help support lung cancer research in North Carolina. The Lung Cancer Initiative of North...

Vaccine for HER2 Breast Cancer Shows Early Promise

A vaccine developed by Duke Cancer Institute researchers has shown early promise in targeting the HER2 protein that fuels a deadly form of breast cancer. In a phase 1 clinical trial that enrolled 22 women with recurrent cancers that overexpress the HER2 protein, the vaccine demonstrated an ability...

Hanks Receives ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award

Duke Cancer Institute medical oncologist Brent Hanks, MD, PhD , has been recognized with an ASCI 2019 Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Hanks is one of 35 “outstanding physician-scientists” being recognized by ASCI nationally and one of two at Duke...

Antonia Appointed Director Of DCI Center For Cancer Immunotherapy

Scott Antonia, MD, PhD, who joined Duke on Monday, Feb. 25, has been appointed director of the newly formed DCI Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, a DCI Strategic Plan priority that aims to enhance the institute’s ability to develop and test novel immunotherapeutic approaches. In addition to his...

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