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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.

CRUSH Raises Record $100,000

The 2017 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K and Fun Walk , held March 25 in Downtown Durham, attracted more than 1,000 participants and raised a record $102,273 and counting — breaking last year’s record of around $70,000. Organized annually by the Duke Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal...

Brain Tumor Survivor Moms Are Angels Among Us

Behind every team photo and supportive hug at the annual Angels Among Us 5K and family fun run are stories of personal struggle and hope, love and new friendship. New teams form. Old ones dissolve. And some, persistent and resolute, stay in it for the long-haul. For a third year, two women, both of...

Be The Match

You're invited to Be The Match on Friday, March 17, at 8 a.m. at Duke Hospital Medical Library on the 8th floor of Duke North in Durham, North Carolina. This is your opportunity to be involved — to transplant hope. On Feb. 14, David Zaas, MD, president, Duke Raleigh Hospital, was diagnosed with...

Goins Competes For Woman Of The Year

Jennifer Goins, a program coordinator for Duke Department of Immunology, has been nominated to compete in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 Woman of the Year campaign. Goins hopes to help bring leukemia, a disease to which she lost her two-year-old nephew, to its proper end. “It is a...

Breast Wellness Sessions

The Breast Risk Assessment Clinic team and DCI invite patients to monthly breast wellness sessions through March at the Duke Cancer Center.

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening of Hope Gala

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 10th Annual Evening of Hope Gala at the North Ridge Country Club , in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 1. The event includes dinner and a live auction. More than 219,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. It is the leading cause...

March Ushers In $5 Discount For Duke Faculty & Staff

During the month of March organizers are offering a $5 discount to Duke faculty and staff registering for the 24th Annual Angels Among Us. The annual run takes place Saturday, April 29, at Duke University. The certified 5K begins at 8 a.m. Survivor recognition takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the 3K...

Lookin' For A Cure Sets Sights On A Breakthrough

Organized by the non-profit A Cure In Sight, Lookin' For A Cure 5K and Fun Walk/Bike Ride, an ocular melanoma benefit, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Pavilion in Durham. This year's Lookin' For A Cure registration includes admission to the Duke vesus Wake...

Local 5K To Deliver CRUSHing Blow

Members of the Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is ready to deliver another CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer as they prepare to lace up and step out for the Fourth Annual CRUSH Colorectal 5K Run on Saturday, March 25, in Durham. According to the American Cancer Society,...

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