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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.

Sea Of Pink: Thousands Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

For a fifth year, Duke Cancer Institute teamed up with the American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor at the charity’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Raleigh on Oct. 13. Bright sunshine-y skies and cool temps greeted the sea of pink patients, survivors and...

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...

Tree Of Hope To Celebrate Teen And Young Adult Oncology Program

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program will host the 28th Annual Nancy Weaver Emerson Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at Duke Cancer Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. This year’s tree lighting celebrates the Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program and its supporters. “A cancer diagnosis can be difficult...

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...

Abbruzzese To Be Honored At Caring House Gala

Caring House, a lodging facility for Duke cancer patients receiving outpatient care, will host its annual Benefit Gala at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. This year's gala honors James Abbruzzese, MD, chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and director of...

Florida Golf Tournament Raises $50,000 For Brain Tumor Research

Jacksonville, Florida, resident Oren Margol loved nothing more than getting out with his buddies for a game of golf. In fact, he and his friends eventually formed an informal once-a-year tourney they deemed, in good humor, the “Catholics Versus the Jews.” And although it was admittedly a little lop...

When Championing A Cause Size Doesn't Matter

They say it takes no longer than a blink of an eye to “size” up another person. At nearly four-feet, five-inches tall, Barbara Flink, 63, has endured her share of snap judgements. However, it doesn’t take long to discover that what Flink may lack in stature she makes up tenfold in personality and...

Pretty In Pink To Host Pink Pumps And Bow Ties

The Pretty in Pink Foundation will host its annual gala, Pink Pumps and Bow Ties, on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh. Founded in 2006 by beast surgeon Lisa Tolnitch, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, the event benefits vital programs and services offered by the Pretty...

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...

Two-Time Cancer Survivor To Make Strides And Light The Night

In 2004, Cary, North Carolina real estate broker and mother-of-two Mary Ann Feagan, then 47, noticed a lump in the outside corner of her left eyelid. Following a biopsy surgery at Duke, she was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and referred to hematologic oncologist Joseph...

Kenney To Host Wine And Design Benefit

Radiation oncology nurse Nicole Kenney, BSN, RN, OCN, CNIII, and Team Noreen have stepped up their fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night Walk with a benefit at Wine and Design Durham and two restaurant fundraisers. Proceeds from the fundraisers will be...

Heroes In Pink To Strut Their Stuff

The Duke Breast Program is rolling out the fushia carpet and inviting its Heroes In Pink to strut their stuff — to both raise awareness and funds to support breast health education. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Duke Breast Program will host its first-ever Pink Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Duke...

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