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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.

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

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 concert is being held to help Ashley Reaves Linden and her family with the financial effects associated with Linden's care...

Fourth Annual C3O Consortium 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...

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...

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...

New Clinic Specializes In Cancer’s Effects On Kidneys

A new clinic specializing in onco-nephrology — an emerging medical subspecialty that strives to preserve kidney health in cancer patients — has been established under the leadership of David I. Ortiz-Melo, MD, a Duke nephrologist specializing in chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury and...

OHE To Host 50 Hoops

The Office of Health Equity (OHE) will host 50 Hoops , a panel discussion on barriers to enrollment in clinical trials, on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Searle Center. A diverse panel made up of patients, caregivers and community members will anwer questions revolving around barriers...

Duke Team Receives $10.8 Million From NIH

The National Cancer Institute (NIH) awarded $10.8 million to Duke Cancer Institute researchers as part of the Human Tumor Atlas Network , which will work to build a visual model of cancer tumors. The Duke team, led by Shelley Hwang, MD, and Jeffrey R. Marks, PhD, will develop a three-dimensional...

Kaelin To Lecture On Von Hippel-Lindau Hereditary Cancer Syndrome (11.9.18)

Associate Director, Basic Science, for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, William Kaelin Jr., MD , will deliver a lecture on "Oxygen Sensing and Human Disease: Lessons from the Von Hippel-Lindau Hereditary Cancer Syndrome," as part of Medical Alumni Weekend, on Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m...

Duke Campus Club Wants You

Duke Campus Club, a vibrant, inclusive and active organization for Duke-affiliated women, has two exciting events schedule for November. Saturday, Nov. 10, TBA Join Duke Campus Club for its 8th annual football tailgate party, with a delicious buffet at the JB Duke Hotel (230 Science Drive, Durham...

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