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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.

One Woman's Gift Creates Respite For Many

Brought up in a Jewish home on Long Island, New York, Donna Bernstein was well acquainted with tzedakah , a Hebrew word referring to the moral obligation to do what’s right and just, including works of charity—a principle her father and mother believed in and incorporated into their daily lives...

A Place Of Hope: Celebrating The Bernstein Family Garden

A few dozen grateful patients, providers and staff came together on Wednesday, May 15, for a sunny reception to honor Donna Bernstein for her gracious gift that seven years ago founded The Bernstein Family Garden. “Today is an opportunity to celebrate Donna’s vision, her passion for making the...

DCI Thoracic Oncology Partners With UNC, OncLive For NSLC Summit

Duke Cancer Institute thoracic oncology specialists and some of their peers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center partnered with OncLive to host a State of the Science Summit on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) on Thursday, May 16, in Raleigh, North Carolina. OncLive is the official...

Heme Partners With OncLive For State Of The Science Summit

“Guess what!? We’re in Raleigh/Durham for the State of the Science Summit on Hematologic Malignancies with @DukeCancer — going to be a fantastic night ahead!” tweeted OncLive , the official website for the Oncology Specialty Group whose mission it is to provide resources and information oncology...

Survivorship Day Slated For June

Duke Cancer Institute will host its annual Survivorship Day on two days, at two locations —Tuesday, June 4, at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Duke Cancer Center Durham. “Our Survivorship Day is a day set aside for rejuvenation and...

Cyclists & Researchers Gear Up To Rout Multiple Myeloma

The Duke Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy is gearing up to host its Annual Duke Multiple Myeloma Bike Ride, to be held this year on Saturday, June 15. Cyclists will saddle up at 8 a.m. just outside the Duke University Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic at Duke North Pavilion,...

Join Duke Campus Club For Duke Women's LAX Game (5.5.19)

Join Duke Campus Club on Sunday, May 5, for an action-packed women’s lacrosse game. Cheer on the Duke team from the comfort of the hospitality suite at Koskinen Stadium’s Kennedy Tower (106 Whitford Drive, Durham). Duke, currently ranked 13th in the country, will celebrate Senior Day as it takes on...

Pink Ink Tattoo Lady Revs Up To Ride In 2019 Komen Race

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tara Dunsmore Williamson, 46, dedicated her most of her adult life to a career as a nurse. However, in 2012 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Williamson traded a nurse’s IV needle for a needle of another kind—a tattoo needle. “After a lumpectomy followed...

Docs To Make A SplAsh For Prostate And Urologic Cancer Research

Duke oncologists agree that if people think they can hit the bullseye, there’s no denying it—they’re all wet—and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ready for a good soaking, oncologists from the DCI Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers have signed on to take a chilly plunge to ensure breakthrough...

A Meeting Of Nobel Minds 

Thomas R. Cech, PhD, director of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, delivered the Paul L. Modrich, PhD, Distinguished Lecture today at the Bryan Research Building to a packed auditorium of faculty and staff. The topic: “Shedding Some light on the Dark Matter of the...

Zaas Named Triangle Student Of The Year

When Jake Zaas, 15, learned he was a bone marrow match for his dad, David Zaas , MD, president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, there was no hesitation. David was battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood caused by a rare genetic mutation. In early 2017, Jake donated to...

Komen Race For The Cure

The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will take place on Saturday, May 4, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The Race attracts thousands of participants, many of whom are survivors and individuals living with metastatic...

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