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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.

Cellular Therapy To Host Yard Sale To Benefit Blood Cancer Patients

The Division of Cellular Therapy will host an indoor yard sale at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers are accepting household donations (no clothes) during the evenings, 5 to 8 p.m., of Aug. 14, 15 and 16. Donations can be dropped off at the church...

Mother’s Cancer Battle Prompts Turning Tables For Onetime Textile Designer

Susan C. Hicks Hope Charities To Host Benefit Golf Tournament Having earned a degree in textile design from North Carolina State University, Anderson Garrett was working for a textile manufacturing company when in April 2006 her mother learned she had adenocarcinoma, a non-small cell lung cancer...

Science of Metabolism Provides Insight on Using a Nutrient to Slow Cancer

A team of Duke Health researchers is looking to change that. Using the science of metabolism in laboratory, animal and human experiments, the researchers are exploring how nutrients and chemicals in food navigate the same molecular pathways used by certain cancer therapies to slow tumor growth.

Cost of Breast Cancer Surgery Influences Many Women’s Treatment

Even among well-educated women with health insurance coverage, a significant proportion said the costs of cancer treatment influenced the type of surgery they chose for breast cancer treatment, a study led by the Duke Cancer Institute found. The finding, published online in the Journal of Oncology...

Shake Your Teal Feathers To Host Second Annual Garage Sale

Team Shake Your Teal Feathers, whose members work at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh, is raising funds to support the 2019 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer 5K and Walk . To help with their fundraising, the team will host a Shake Your Teal Feathers Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4101...

Duke Oncologists Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

For a sixth year, Duke Cancer Institute is teaming up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) as local presenting sponsor for its October Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This year's walk will held at Midtown Park at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 2018...

Secord Awarded $1 Million

Angeles Secord, MD, MHSc, has been awarded a $1 million grant funded by the 2019 Kay Yow Cancer Fund and The V Foundation For Cancer Research to support the project, “Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium.” The award will be paid in annual installments of $250,000 over the four...

What's Best For Breasts?

What's Best For Breasts?, A Conversation with Duke Clinicians, will be held at the Trent Semans Center Grand Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The symposium is free to the public and includes interactive information sessions, Q & A panels and drawings for prizes. Lunch is...

Time To Step Out And Step Up The Fight Vs Ovarian Cancer

The 18th annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run, this year presented by by Dunkin' Donuts and WTVD-Channel 11, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event has been held each year since...

Dorry Receives $25,000 From Lung Cancer Initiative

Michael Dorry , MD, Duke Cancer Institute, is one of five 2019-2020 recipients of the Lung Cancer Initiative Research Grant. Grantees receive $25,000 and are selected based on the measurable impact of their proposal and commitment to the lung cancer field. “We are pleased to support Dr. Dorry and...

Enzalutamide Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A multi-institutional group of clinical researchers, led by Duke Cancer Institute’s Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, FACP, published a new report this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) that describes results from the ARCHES study. ARCHES prospectively studied and evaluated the efficacy and...

July 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, including Fumiko Chino, MD; Gayathri Devi, PhD; Keith Sullivan, MD; Michael Morse, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

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