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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.

June Newsmakers Including ASCO Coverage

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 special ASCO coverage. This list features Yousuf Zafar, MD; Carey Anders, MD; Thomas Stinchcombe, MD; and many more. It is...

Bringing To Light Topics of Global Relevance: Healthcare Access, Equity and Real-World Data

In January 2019, Sylvia Rice’s life changed when the mother of four was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer. “The nurse walked in and she looked at my mom and said, ‘you have cancer, it’s metastatic but we do not know yet where the primary tumor is coming from,” recalled Sylvia Rice...

Overall Cancer Mortality Continues To Decline

Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline; Special section on adults ages 20 to 49 shows higher cancer incidence and mortality for women than men The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death...

Study Finds How Prostate Cancer Cells Mimic Bone When They Metastasize

Prostate cancer often becomes lethal as it spreads to the bones, and the process behind this deadly feature could potentially be turned against it as a target for bone-targeting radiation and potential new therapies. In a study published online Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE, Duke Cancer Institute...

With NCCN Grant, GI Clinicians Tackle Fractured Care

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute surgical oncologist Dan Blazer III, MD , surgery resident Daniel P. Nussbaum, MD , and Duke Cancer Network medical director Linda M. Sutton, MD , has been awarded $100,000 by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology...

Personal Cancer Experience Drives Nurse’s Passion For Care

For her cancer patients, Valarie Worthy, MSN, RN, is a light in the dark. As a patient navigator for the Duke Cancer Center, Worthy helps patients with transportation, housing, childcare, therapy or spiritual support services while they’re undergoing cancer care. Her passion for helping patients...

One Woman's Gift Creates Respite For Many

Raised in a Jewish home on Long Island, New York, Donna Bernstein was well acquainted with tzedakah , a Hebrew word referring to the moral obligation to do what’s right and just, including works of charity—a principle her father and mother believed in and incorporated into their daily lives while...

A Place Of Hope: Celebrating The Bernstein Family Garden

A few dozen grateful patients, providers and staff came together on Wednesday, May 15, for a sunny reception to honor Donna Bernstein for her gracious gift that seven years ago founded The Bernstein Family Garden. “Today is an opportunity to celebrate Donna’s vision, her passion for making the...

DCI Thoracic Oncology Partners With UNC, OncLive For NSLC Summit

Duke Cancer Institute thoracic oncology specialists and some of their peers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center partnered with OncLive to host a State of the Science Summit on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) on Thursday, May 16, in Raleigh, North Carolina. OncLive is the official...

McCall, Duke BRPC Receive $3.4 Million From NCI To Join CHTN

Shannon J. McCall, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Duke BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center (BRPC) has received a grant of over $3.4 million from the National Cancer Institute. The award will support the Duke BRPC as the newest member of the NCI’s Cooperative...

May 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 Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD; and many more. It is...

New Funding Opportunities Widget Available

A new Funding Opportunities widget is now available in myRESEARCHhome , a portal for the Duke research community. Using funding data curated by ORS, this new tool recommends relevant internal and external funding opportunities based on your research profile. Opportunities can be sorted with filters...

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