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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.

Fayanju Awarded ACS/ASBrS Health Policy And Management Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgeons has awarded Duke Cancer Institute breast surgeon Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, this year's Health Policy and Management Scholarship. The annual scholarship supports the recipient’s attendance and participation in...

Metzel Named Director Of Clinical Operations For Wake County

Scott Metzel, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, operations manager for the Clinical Evaluation Unit at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Emergency Department, has been named to serve as clinical operations director for Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County. “Scott has served as operations manager for Emergency Services...

Hennig Named Director of Oncology Advanced Practice

Therese Hennig, MPAS, PA-C, advanced practice leader for the division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, has been named director of Oncology Advanced Practice for Duke Cancer Institute. "In her new role, Therese will provide oversight and direction for establishing and maintaining a...

April 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 Scott Antonia, MD, PhD; Steven Patierno, PhD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD, and many more.

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...

Taking Steps To Get A Better Look

Having just sent a surgical specimen to pathology, gynecologic cancer surgeon Andrew Berchuck, MD, pauses to call pathologist Shannon McCall, MD, to get her assessment before proceeding further. As she goes into detail about the frozen section projected on her screen, he interrupts, “I’ll be right...

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...

HackBio Brings Together High-Schoolers And Duke Scientists

On March 19 and 20, members of Duke Cancer Institute and The Nicholas School for the Environment held their first-ever HackBio event; a two-day program to engage high school students in experiential learning and broaden their exposure to STEM careers. Twenty-four students from the City of Medicine...

Patient Going Strong Seven Years Past Brain Metastasis Diagnosis

William Blake, 65, worked for the State of West Virginia for about 35 years in the toll division before taking early retirement in 2007 when he got sick with follicular lymphoma. He was treated at Charleston Area Medical Center (WV) and survived that cancer. But when Blake was diagnosed four years...

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...

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