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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.

SAVE THE DATE: Victory Ride

The V Foundation recently announced its second annual Victory Ride To Cure Cancer Will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019. Duke Cancer Institute was named Top Fundraising Team last year, raising more than $20,500. Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director of DCI and honorary team captain of Team...

Kendra Scott IBC Fundraiser

Kendra Scott is hosting a "Kendra Gives Back" reception on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its shop at the Streets at Southpoint, located at 8030 Renaissance Parkway, in Durham. The event features sips and sweets. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to the Duke Consortium for...

Prepare To Shine, Superstar

For the first time ever, Duke Cancer Institute will present DCI Superstar Awards in person at cancer centers in Durham and Wake County. In the past, the awards have been presented at an annual celebration held at the flagship cancer center in Durham. “To better reach all DCI faculty and staff, this...

Dent Named Associate Director For Clinical Research, Breast Oncology

Medical oncologist Susan F. Dent, MD, FRCPC, was recently named associate director for clinical research for Breast Oncology and co-director of Duke Cardio-Oncology. “We are extremely excited to welcome Susan Dent, a world-class breast cancer researcher and physician, to Duke Cancer Institute and...

Driver Launches Global Technology Platform

Driver, a global technology platform that connects cancer patients to the best treatments, recently launched in the United States and China. Driver’s platform enables any patient, anywhere in the world, to access from home treatment options across an unprecedented network of cancer centers...

Boulton Named Associate Director, Clinical Research Office and Business Operations

Susan Boulton, RN, BSN, previously assistant research practice manager (ARPM) with The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (PRTBTC), was recently named associate director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Clinical Research Office and Business Operations. “During her time with the brain tumor center,...

Greenup Hopes To Reel In Big Catch For Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer surgeon Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, began running when she was just 11 years old. She was one of six children and there was little opportunity for alone time. “Running was a way for me to find some peace and quiet in our otherwise crazy household,” she shared. “And it gave me a chance to...

Palliative Care Research Group Receives $8 Million Grant

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five-year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). As the nation’s...

Shake Your Teal Feathers To Host Garage Sale

Team Shake Your Teal Feathers, whose members work at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh, is raising funds to support the 2018 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer 5K and Walk. To bolster their totals, the team will host a Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian 5K takes...

A Special Invitation To Join Duke Campus Club

Duke Campus Club, a vibrant, inclusive and active organization for Duke-affiliated women, is inviting new members to join at its annual fall reception. The club connects Duke-affiliated women who are alumni, OLLI participants, graduate students, trustees, volunteers, faculty, and university and...

Honeycutt Teams With V Foundation In The Race For A Cure

After the loss of her dad, Don Painter, in 2014 to colon cancer, Wanda P. Honeycutt, RN, BSN, CCRP, began running. She participated in her first competitive race a year later when she took part in the 2015 CRUSH Colorectal 5K. That gateway competetive run led to her participation in several half...

NCCN Publishes First-Ever U.S. Guidelines for Rare Cancers Associated with Pregnancy 

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®) has released new treatment guidelines for a group of rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), also known as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), can occur when tumors develop in the cells...

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