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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 Faculty Elected to the ASCI Class of 2017

Five Duke School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Class of 2017. Of the five selected, three are members of the Duke Cancer Institute: John Sampson, MD, PhD (Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery); Stefanie...

Candy-Grams for Sale to CRUSH Colorectal Cancer

The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program is ready to deliver a CRUSHing blow to colorectal cancer. And doing it with heart. One of the program's CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk teams — the GI Clinical Trials Team — is selling Valentines Day candy-grams in support of the...

You’re Invited To Run With Angels

In its 23-year history, Angels Among Us, a 5K and family fun run, has raised more than $20 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Last year Angels Among Us raised $1.8 million. The 24th Annual Angels Among Us is expected to raise $2 million. Participants are encouraged to...

Klotman Named Dean of Duke University School of Medicine

Mary Klotman , MD, a nationally renowned physician-scientist and academic leader who has served as chair of Duke’s Department of Medicine for almost seven years — has been named Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University . Klotman will...

BLUM 5K To Lead The Way In Fight Against Multiple Myeloma

The 2017 BLUM (Beat, Learn, Understand) Multiple Myeloma 5K will take place at Bond Park, in Cary, on Saturday, March 21. The annual event was started four years ago in honor of Scott Blum, a Duke patient battling multiple myeloma. Last year the run attracted a record 250 participants and raised...

Dream Vacation Turns Nightmare For Virginia Couple

Celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary, in May 2016 Greg Ryan and his wife, Terry, took off for a dream vacation to Kauai, a Hawaiian island boasting a tropical rainforest, towering cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls. While travel guides promised the legends of the Na Pali Coast would transport...

Community Invited To Spring For Support

Benefitting the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program , organizers hope to raise $35,000 at this year’s Spring for Support 5K on Saturday, April 1, at Duke’s East Campus in Durham. In 2015 the event raised a record $17,000 to the support the Duke Cancer patient Support Program. The Duke Cancer...

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 Steven Patierno, PhD; David Needham, PhD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more.

Camp Kesem Recruiting Nurse Volunteers

Founded in 2000 at Stanford University in Stanford, in Stanford, California, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been touched by a parent's cancer. Camp Kesem has expanded to now include 80 chapters in 38 states. Camp Kesem at Duke will host this year’s camp at the Keyauwee...

Komen Sets New Date For Signature Race

The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen® Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will be held this year in May. The race, formerly held in June, will take place at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park (RTP) on Saturday, May 6. “We are excited to change the Triangle Race to...

They're Glad He Came

Duke Retiree-Turned-Cancer-Survivor Brings New Meaning to Service: Plenty busy with fishing, golfing and grandchildren, Jim Slaughter, a Duke retiree, doesn’t just volunteer because he has the time; he volunteers because, as they say, he has the heart. Diagnosed three years ago with stage 4 small...

McDonnell Receives Career Achievement Award

Donald McDonnell, PhD, has been named by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics ( ASPET ) to receive the 2017 Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology . McDonnell is being recognized for his genetic and pharmacological dissection of steroid receptor...

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