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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.

DCI Teen Research Intern Scores At Science Competition

Arjun Arora isn’t an average 17-year-old kid. While many of his peers may be engaged in typical extra curricula activity – watching television, texting friends, playing computer games or prepping for prom – Arjun Arora is in the lab – a Duke Cancer Institute research lab. “I initially started at...

Duke Cancer Center To Host 2015 Spa Day In June

In the battle against cancer, it’s critical to make time to rest, restore and rejuvenate – both body and soul. With that in mind, the Duke Cancer Center will host the 8th annual Spa Day, an event organized by the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, on Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year...

Durham Man Invites You To Give 1 For Dad

When Sam Poley’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer he felt helpless. However, not one able to sit on his haunches Poley was compelled to try to do something – anything. After some lengthy conversations with his dad’s doctor, Poley decided to do everything he could to keep science moving...

Dewhirst To Receive Penn Medicine’s John M. Yuhas Award

Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, Gustavo S. Montana Professor of Radiation Oncology, SoM, and vice director for Basic Sciences, DCI, has been named to receive from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania its 2015 John M. Yuhas Award for Excellence in Radiation Oncology. “I am...

Pierce Added To 2015 Duke Stars Line-Up

Each year Duke pays special tribute to faculty and staff celebrating career service milestones. This special fraternity is known as Duke Stars. This year’s inductees include Antoinette “Toni” Pierce, whose dedicated service has spanned more than two decades. “I really like what I do,” said Pierce,...

After Tragic Loss Hickory Man Says Live Or Die, It’s A Win-Win

Brandon Lail, 32, is known for his upbeat approach to life. Nothing much can get him down. However, when cancer took his entire right arm and shoulder, the blow was almost too much to bear. “I’ve always been known for my ability to bounce back from difficulty,” said Lail, who resides in Hickory,...

Kamal, Abernethy Co-Author Cover Story for Oncology Issues

The DCI's Arif Kamal, MD, and Amy Abernethy, MD, are among the authors of the cover story of the May-June issue of Oncology Issues. Their article details the quality data collection tool (QDACT) developed by a team of software developers, informatics specialists, graphic designers, business...

April Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Warren Warren, PhD; Thomas Polascik, MD; Neil Spector, MD; and many more.

Shared Resource: Biostatistics

In many ways, rocket science has nothing on cancer research. Rocket science is firmly based on the reproducible domain of physics. Rockets and fuels can be replicated en masse, and identical rockets will fly the same distance the first time as they do they do the thousandth. But most cancer...

Duke Cancer Network Announces New Affiliation

Gwinnett Medical Center along with the Duke Cancer Network recently announced a new research-based and educational affiliation. Gwinnett Medical Center, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the only health system in the state to become an affiliate of this network. “Our affiliation with Duke...

Recent 5K Delivers CRUSHing Blow To Colorectal Cancer

The 2015 CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K and Fun Walk, held March 14 at the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, attracted almost 500 participants and raised a record $54,055. Organized annually by the Duke Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, the 2014 event raised $30,000. “...

Angels Among Us Takes Lead In Race For A Cure

The 2015 Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk attracted over 4,000 participants Saturday, April 25. Kate Jacobs, 25, and her cousin, Stephanie Walton, 23, and boyfriend Nick Michel, 22, traveled from Marion, Ohio, to run in the benefit 5K. "This is our third year participating," said Jacobs,...

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