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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.

Randles Preps Cancer Simulations for 2021

Randles' team is one of 15 investigator-led teams being given priority to run their world-changing projects on the nation's first exascale computer — the U.S. Department of Energy's “Aurora” — when it debuts in 2021. Randles' simulations could shed light on the mechanisms driving cancer metastasis.

Ginsburg Joins Brotman Baty Institute For Precision Medicine Board

Geoffrey Ginsburg , MD, PhD, the director of the Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine and a Duke Cancer Institute member, has joined the inaugural Scientific Advisory Board of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) . Ginsburg is one of five leaders in genomics...

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...

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...

Secord Awarded $1 Million

Angeles Secord, MD, MHSc, has been awarded a $1 million grant funded by the 2019 Kay Yow Cancer Fund and The V Foundation For Cancer Research to support the project, “Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium.” The award will be paid in annual installments of $250,000 over the four...

Dorry Receives $25,000 From Lung Cancer Initiative

Michael Dorry , MD, Duke Cancer Institute, is one of five 2019-2020 recipients of the Lung Cancer Initiative Research Grant. Grantees receive $25,000 and are selected based on the measurable impact of their proposal and commitment to the lung cancer field. “We are pleased to support Dr. Dorry and...

New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health. The findings, from a survey of 240 young U.S. adults who use both e-...

Team DCI To LUNGe Forward In September

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 13th annual LUNGe Forward 5K on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina. Team Duke Cancer Institute will be led for a second year by Jeffrey Clarke , MD, a medical oncologist specializing...

New NCCN Guidelines Released for Patients With Bladder Cancer

New "NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer" explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA The treatment landscape for bladder cancer has changed dramatically over the past few years. Despite...

Researchers Identify Enzyme That Suppresses Immune System in Breast Cancer

Immunotherapies have transformed cancer care, but their successes have been limited for reasons that are both complex and perplexing. In breast cancer especially, only a small number of patients are even eligible to undergo treatment with immunotherapies, and most see little benefit. But in a pre-...

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