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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.

Modern Day Sherlock Holmes Claims Columbus Secret Agent

An IT analyst for the Duke Cancer Institute, Manuel Rosa turns sleuth in his free time. A native of the Azores, nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Rosa began his career in the publishing industry. Fluent in several languages, he was asked to translate, from Portuguese to...

Pickens Named Interim Administrator

On Tuesday, July 1, Carolyn Carpenter, MHA, FACHE, formerly Administrator of the Duke Cancer Institute and Associate Dean for the Duke University School of Medicine, was named Interim Senior Vice President of Operations for Duke University Hospital. Carpenter who came to Duke in 1997 as a Health...

Halabi Inducted as SCT Fellow

Susan Halabi, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, was recently inducted as a 2014 fellow to the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT). In its citation, the SCT recognized Halabi for her “outstanding leadership in cancer clinical trials and prognostic development, her educational...

It’s All Bee-cause They Care

Believe it or not, buzz on campus has it one local business is providing a lip-smacking gift. The “earth-friendly” natural personal care brand, Burt’s Bees, is donating to the Duke Cancer Support Program free samples of its all-time best-selling product, Beeswax Lip Balm. Duke Cancer Support...

A New Generation of Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Dan George, M.D., is a medical oncologist and director of Duke Cancer Institute Genitourinary Oncology. He and his colleagues at Duke are continually working to offer better treatment options to men with prostate cancer. What is the outlook for men with prostate cancer? Today we are able to help...

Bidding Farewell

Chancellor Victor J. Dzau, MD, president and CEO, Duke University Health System, accepts a farewell gift from DCI senior leadership, Carolyn Carpenter, MHA, FACHE, administrator & assoc. dean, and Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director. The DCI hosted a farewell breakfast June 26 at the...

Team Lead Looks To Life After Duke

At her farewell party, Patty Croom (center) poses with members of the original DCRC team. From left to right: Teresa Renn, Service Access Manager; Jackie Bobbitt, retired in 2012; Patty Croom; Genese Newman, Director, DCRC; Karen Harris, Program Specialist; and Ella Gentry, retired May 2014...

June 2014 Newsmakers

The Duke Cancer Institute Communications Office updates you monthly on the latest DCI-related news featured in both local and national markets. In June featured faculty included Andrew Berchuck, M.D., Triad Woman Avoids Rare Cancer; Katy Peters, M.D., Ph.D., Mebane teen faces cancer, shows there's...

Komen Race for the Cure Raises $1.2 Million

The 17th annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure , presented by the Duke Cancer Institute, was held Saturday, June 14, at Meredith College, located in Raleigh. The event features a 5K (3.1 miles) or one-mile run or walk. Duke employees, as well as their friends and families, formed teams...

Variant Gene In Greensboro Woman Identified

On Thursday, May 22, Andrew Berchuck, MD, director of Gynecologic Oncology, sat down with Bob Buckley, WGHP-TV, to discuss an international research collaboration which last year identified a genetic mutation making certain women susceptible to a very rare type of ovarian cancer. The cause of small...

Angels Among Us Raises Over $2 Million

More than 5,000 participants stepped out Saturday, April 26, for the 2014 Angels Among Us 5K. Together, individuals and teams raised more than $2 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center . The event surpassed its original goal of $1.9 million. Toni's Miracle Angels, a team...

Spa Day Goes Beyond Pampering

Roxanne Powers, an Estée Lauder makeup artist with Belk, treats Durham resident Joyce Laskody to a makeover at the 2014 Spa Day held Wednesday, June 4, at the Duke Cancer Center. Laskody, a retired teacher from Long Island, N.Y., was diagnosed in September with both colon cancer and lung cancer. In...

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