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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.

We Help Tomorrow's Superstars Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants

Rising stars and renowned leaders alike come to Duke's global front-runners in science, medicine and technology. Led by Mark Dewhirst , DVM, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring, the School of Medicine’s Office for Faculty Mentoring launched the Academy of Mentors in the summer of 2014. This...

DCI Faculty Releases Gripping Memoir

In 1993 Neil Spector, then an oncologist and cancer researcher at an institution elsewhere, found his life spiraling downward – once the picture of health, he began to experience debilitating symptoms, including cardiac arrhythmias, excruciating fatigue and joint pain. After several tests proved...

Shared Resource: Optical Molecular Imaging and Analysis

Of all the resources available to aid in cancer research, luciferase–a group of enzymes responsible for the bioluminescent activity of fireflies and other glowing animals–seem like an unlikely candidate. Yet at the DCI’s Optical Molecular Imaging and Analysis shared resource , luciferase is fueling...

January 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 Rachel Blitzblau, PhD; Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS; Arif Kamal, MD; and many more.

President Obama Details Precision Medicine Initiative

During today's State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the launching of a new initiative that will help deliver the "right treatment to the right patient at the right time." Precision medicine will provide medical professionals with the resources required to target the specific...

Students Make Indelible Mark Against Cancer

They say there's nothing sweeter than revenge. With that in mind, the Blue Devils vs. Cancer DCI Student Ambassadors plan to make their indelible mark against cancer hosting the fourth annual Sweet Night in Durham at The University Club of Durham on Friday, Jan. 30. The dessert tasting social...

Duke Law Offers FREE Legal Services To DCI Cancer Patients

Duke Law, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, offers free legal services to Duke Cancer Institute patients. Services include drafting legal documents, such as power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, living will and HIPAA release forms. “Duke law students, under the direction of a...

Run With Angels

Since 1994, Angels Among Us has been celebrating hope in the fight against brain cancer by stepping out and raising funds to support research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. This year’s 5K run and 3K family walk is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants and raise...

DCI Invited To Spring For Support

Supporting those who support patients with cancer, the Center for Learning Health Care (CLHC) will host its Second Annual Spring for Support 5K on Saturday, March 28, at the Streets at Southpoint in Durham. Last year’s event raised a record $10,000 to the support the Duke Cancer patient Support...

OHED Equips Area's Faith Communities

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED) hosted its quarterly training session supporting its Community Health Ambassador Program. Representatives from more than 10 regional faith communities attended, including Joe Hester, parish pastor for the First...

Poetry Writing Workshop Gets “Word Up”

A cold and bitter rain taps persistently at the window of the small conference room adjacent to the cancer center cafe. Inside, however, a group of women joins forces to intertwine in rhythmic verse frosty themes of winter and the daunting journey from cancer to health and wholeness. “I’ve always...

Wilde Named Administrative Director For GU Oncology Program

Natalie Wilde, AuD, MHA, formerly administrative director for Oncology Access Services, has been appointed administrative director for the Duke Cancer Institute’s GU Oncology Program. “We are delighted to have Natalie accept the role of administrative director for the GU Oncology Program,” said...

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