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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...

October 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 Rachel Greenup, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many more.

Sammons To Speak On Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will host its fourth annual Young Researchers Roundtable Breakfast: Hearing the Metastatic Voice , bringing attention and urgency to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) treatment, support, and needed research. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also...

UNC Breakfast Seminar: Kevin Oeffinger On Secondary Breast Cancer

Kevin Oeffinger, MD, director of the Duke Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship Center presents "Secondary Breast Cancer: A Paradigm for Survivorship Research," as part of UNC Lineberger's Cancer Outcomes Research Program Breakfast Seminar Series, on Oct. 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Dowd...

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...

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...

Brenda Armstrong, MD, Renowned Pediatric Cardiologist And Community Hero, Dies 

Whether coaching Durham Striders student athletes on the track field, caring for her patients, or recruiting and mentoring Duke University medical students, Brenda Armstrong, MD, was passionate about people, especially young people, and she committed her life to helping ensure every person was...

FON Announces 2018 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Since 1998, the DUHS Friends of Nursing (FON) Program has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized...

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...

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