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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.

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening of Hope Gala

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 10th Annual Evening of Hope Gala at the North Ridge Country Club , in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 1. The event includes dinner and a live auction. More than 219,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. It is the leading cause...

March Ushers In $5 Discount For Duke Faculty & Staff

During the month of March organizers are offering a $5 discount to Duke faculty and staff registering for the 24th Annual Angels Among Us. The annual run takes place Saturday, April 29, at Duke University. The certified 5K begins at 8 a.m. Survivor recognition takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the 3K...

A Better Way to Measure the Stiffness of Cancer Cells

Laser technique developed by Adam Wax peers through individual cells to gauge stiffness with unprecedented speed Biomedical engineers at Duke University have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. Several medical devices currently in use...

Duke Cardio-Oncology Publications

Cardio-oncology is the evolving discipline focused on the intersection of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. Cardiovascular diseases increase the risk of complications of cancer treatment, and cancer treatment itself can cause cardiovascular diseases. On average, 20 percent of patients...

Neuro-Onc Faculty Spotlight: Dina Randazzo, DO

Dina Randazzo, DO, was 13 when she was told that her father had less than three months to live. This event inspired her to become a neuro-oncologist, both to help people with brain tumors and to provide compassion and honesty to patients and their loved ones. In this interview, Randazzo talks to us...

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow with Malfunction of Cholesterol Control

Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team led by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a cellular process that cancer cells hijack to hoard cholesterol and fuel their growth...

Tackling Human Brain Tumors by First Growing Them in a Dish

Duke and UNC researchers receive CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Award to develop a new way to study cancer For doctors and patients, the fight against cancer can be a lot like an exceedingly tricky version of the classic arcade game of whack-a-mole. You might beat back a tumor or part of a...

Lookin' For A Cure Sets Sights On A Breakthrough

Organized by the non-profit A Cure In Sight, Lookin' For A Cure 5K and Fun Walk/Bike Ride, an ocular melanoma benefit, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Pavilion in Durham. This year's Lookin' For A Cure registration includes admission to the Duke vesus Wake...

Local 5K To Deliver CRUSHing Blow

Members of the Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program is ready to deliver another CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer as they prepare to lace up and step out for the Fourth Annual CRUSH Colorectal 5K Run on Saturday, March 25, in Durham. According to the American Cancer Society,...

February Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Richard Payne, MD; Matthew Noonan, RN, OCN; and many more.

Duke Hospice To Host Venetian Carnival

The 15th Anniversary Duke Hospice Gala, a Venetian Carnival, will be held on April, 1, at the Sheraton Imperial RTP, Durham . The black tie optional event will feature food, music and dancing. The annual gala helps raise money to support the mission of Duke Hospice in providing services to families...

Houff Gears Up To Fuel Cancer Research

Quin Houff is gearing up to live out a lifelong dream when he competes later this month in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway. His drive to win is two-fold. A first-place finish would be a dream come true, but it’s his commitment to help fund a cure that keeps his eye on...

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