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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.

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 consisting of individuals of patients, caregivers and community members will anwer questions...

Bug Causing Stomach Cancer Could Play Role in Colorectal Cancer

A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. The finding, published online Oct. 5 in the journal Gastroenterology, describes an...

Cancer Patients Much Less Likely To Die From Opioids Than General Public

A team of Duke Cancer Institute researchers led by radiation oncologist Fumiko Chino, MD, has found that death from opioids in the U.S. are 10 times less likely to occur in cancer patients and survivors versus the general population. These findings, Chino said, should “reinforce current policy that...

Previs Awarded Scholarship for Ovarian Cancer Research

Rebecca Previs, MD , has been selected as a recipient of a 2019 American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF) and GOG Foundation Scholarship Award. The $120,000 scholarship will support her research-training program and project “Immune Modulation of CaMKK2 in the...

Kaufman Awarded $25,000 For Lung Cancer Research

Jacob Kaufman, MD, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine is one of five 2018-19 recipients of the Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) 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 proud of our...

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,...

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...

Pain Management Via Skype Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Preliminary results of a four-year study led by Duke Cancer Institute clinical psychologist Tamara Somers, PhD, appear to conclude that, when delivered via video chat, a cancer pain therapy protocol her team developed was more accessible than the same therapy delivered in an office setting. This...

Duke Researchers Awarded $1 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute's Steven Patierno, PhD; Daniel George, MD; Jennifer Freedman, PhD; Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD and Amanda Hargrove, PhD have been awarded a Movember Foundation-Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award. The project includes a number of key co-...

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...

Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body’s immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body’s defenses. Where the T-cells go has been unclear, even as immunotherapies are increasingly employed to stimulate the body’s...

Researchers Solve Mystery Of How ALL Enters the Central Nervous System

A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. ALL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat, because most drugs are blocked from the organ system due to a "blood-brain barrier" designed to protect the brain. How cancer cells...

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