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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.

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

Women Deans at Duke Make History

Eight of the ten deans at Duke are now women. Deans Klotman, Kelley, and McClain were interviewed by WRAL about being in the majority among deans at Duke. Watch video at WRAL.com

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...

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Danielle Brander, MD; Paul Mosca, MD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Amy Abernethy, MD; and many more.

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...

Senter Named Administrative Director for Genitourinary Oncology Program

Brian Senter, MBA, was recently named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program. In his new role, Senter will provide overall administrative leadership for the program as well as provide financial and analytical support for all of the DCI programs. “We...

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...

No One Should Battle Cancer Alone, Community Helps

Diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer and admitted to a local hospital, Laura Gould-White, 48, a wife and mother of three, found herself besieged by bill collectors even as she was fighting for her life. “As a stay-at-home mom it’s been my responsibility to handle the finances,” she said, tears...

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