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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.

Kastan, Modrich Elected Fellows Of AACR Academy Class Of 2017

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and Paul Modrich, PhD, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, have been elected as Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2017. The AACR Academy serves to recognize and honor...

Thomas LeBlanc Appointed AAHPM Fellow

Thomas LeBlanc , MD, MA, MHS, was recently appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). LeBlanc, a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist as well as a medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist, was also recognized by AAHPM in 2015...

Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Turned ABMT Nurse Awarded

At their annual meeting last month, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) presented the “Blood Marrow & Transplant Clinical Trials Network Coordinator of the Year Award" to Matt Williamson, BSN, RN, a clinical research nurse coordinator for Duke Medical Center’s...

Tackling Human Brain Tumors by First Growing Them in a Dish

Duke and UNC researchers receive CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Award to develop a new way to study cancer For doctors and patients, the fight against cancer can be a lot like an exceedingly tricky version of the classic arcade game of whack-a-mole. You might beat back a tumor or part of a...

DCI Faculty Elected to the ASCI Class of 2017

Five Duke School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Class of 2017. Of the five selected, three are members of the Duke Cancer Institute: John Sampson, MD, PhD (Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery); Stefanie...

McDonnell Receives Career Achievement Award

Donald McDonnell, PhD, has been named by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics ( ASPET ) to receive the 2017 Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology . McDonnell is being recognized for his genetic and pharmacological dissection of steroid receptor...

Superstars Announced

Duke Cancer Institute held its Sixth Annual Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Hosted by DCI executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, the event, which celebrates the previous year’s milestones, recognized achievements and exceptional service in the form of Superstar Awards,...

Research the Focus of DCI Scientific Retreat

Duke Cancer Institute hosted the Fourth Annual DCI Scientific Retreat on Friday, Oct. 28, at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco District in Durham. The event featured the second-annual *O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture, which was presented by Levi A. Garraway, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and...

Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh Awarded

Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh has received the inaugural “Team of the Year” award from Press Ganey for exceptional teamwork in transforming an outdated facility into a comprehensive clinic that provides a full spectrum of women’s cancer services. “The award justifiably honors an outstanding team...

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