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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.

He's Just Gotta Run

Marathon runner Tom O’Donnell says he doesn’t run to go fast. He says he has a battle on his hands and he’s got to be in the best shape possible if he’s going to live life to the fullest. O’Donnell, 51, fights a formidable foe. After an MRI in 2009, O’Donnell’s neurologist told him he had a...

Shared Resource: Proteomics

According to the National Cancer Institute, the greatest hope for the prevention and treatment of cancer exists in the understanding of molecular basis for disease initiation, progression and effective treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers. Cancer genomics provides much insight but...

Malugen is Top Fundraiser for Making Strides

Congratulations to Kim Malugen, DCI Survivorship Center, who has been named the DCI's top fundraiser for this year's Making Strides Raleigh, presented by the Duke Cancer Institute. As the DCI's top fundraiser, Malugen won an Apple iPad Air 2, an incentive prize donated by Best Buy to the DCI.

Gromeier Receives 2014 Young Investigators Award

Matthias Gromeier, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, poses with the 2014 Young Investigators Award, presented to him in October by Darell D. Bigner, MD, PhD, director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. In honor of his outstanding...

Clinical Team Lead Receives Friends of Nursing Award

Since 1998 Friends of Nursing has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized and awarded educational...

Tulsky Receives American Cancer Society Award

James A. Tulsky, MD, chief of Duke Palliative Care and professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University, has been named the 2014 recipient of the American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award. The national award, presented October 21 at the Kathleen Foley Palliative Care Research...

October 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 Nelson Chao, MD; Richard Riedel, MD; Donald McDonnell, PhD; and more.

Clinical Research Appreciation Day

Crystal Cates had a good laugh as she picked out colon-shaped and kidney-shaped gummy candies from the Oncology Research Unit table at this year’s Clinical Research Appreciation day. “I work with biospecimens every day, so these [candies] are quite fun,” said Cates, a clinical trials specialist for...

Study Suggests Heparin May Shrink Neuroblastoma Tumors

A new strategy for treating neuroblastoma has been identified, with researchers at Duke University Health System identifying a modified version of heparin as the treatment. The study, conducted in mice and human cells and published June 17 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation , found that when...

Duke Men To Shave The Date

Several weeks before the first of every Movember men nationwide are asked to shave the date. According to the Movember Foundation, Movember 1 is the day to “shave down and get excited about the hairy month ahead.” “The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the...

Clinical Operations Director To Receive Excellence In Nursing Award

Since 1998 Friends of Nursing has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized and awarded educational...

Walking Club, Steps Out for Cancer Survivorship

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), cancer survivors, including those undergoing treatment, can benefit from exercise. “In the past, many physicians prescribed rest for their patients diagnosed with cancer,” said Emily Lewis a fitness specialist with the Duke Cancer...

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