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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.

Heme Partners With OncLive For State Of The Science Summit

“Guess what!? We’re in Raleigh/Durham for the State of the Science Summit on Hematologic Malignancies with @DukeCancer — going to be a fantastic night ahead!” tweeted OncLive , the official website for the Oncology Specialty Group whose mission it is to provide resources and information oncology...

Use of Supportive Palliative Care Lags For Heart Patients

While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, relatively few of these patients receive a referral to palliative care focusing on quality of life and value-based treatment decisions. When heart patients are referred to palliative care, they are typically nearing death and...

Survivorship Day Slated For June

Duke Cancer Institute will host its annual Survivorship Day on two days, at two locations —Tuesday, June 4, at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Duke Cancer Center Durham. “Our Survivorship Day is a day set aside for rejuvenation and...

Cyclists & Researchers Gear Up To Rout Multiple Myeloma

The Duke Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy is gearing up to host its Annual Duke Multiple Myeloma Bike Ride, to be held this year on Saturday, June 15. Cyclists will saddle up at 8 a.m. just outside the Duke University Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic at Duke North Pavilion,...

Study Uncovers An Unknown Pathway For Breast Cancer Tumors To Recur

For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how it recurs. Now a team of Duke Cancer Institute researchers has filled in some critically unknown details that could lead...

Fayanju Awarded ACS/ASBrS Health Policy And Management Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgeons has awarded Duke Cancer Institute breast surgeon Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, this year's Health Policy and Management Scholarship. The annual scholarship supports the recipient’s attendance and participation in...

Metzel Named Director Of Clinical Operations For Wake County

Scott Metzel, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, operations manager for the Clinical Evaluation Unit at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Emergency Department, has been named to serve as clinical operations director for Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County. “Scott has served as operations manager for Emergency Services...

Hennig Named Director of Oncology Advanced Practice

Therese Hennig, MPAS, PA-C, advanced practice leader for the division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, has been named director of Oncology Advanced Practice for Duke Cancer Institute. "In her new role, Therese will provide oversight and direction for establishing and maintaining a...

April Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Scott Antonia, MD, PhD; Steven Patierno, PhD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD, and many more.

Join Duke Campus Club For Duke Women's LAX Game (5.5.19)

Join Duke Campus Club on Sunday, May 5, for an action-packed women’s lacrosse game. Cheer on the Duke team from the comfort of the hospitality suite at Koskinen Stadium’s Kennedy Tower (106 Whitford Drive, Durham). Duke, currently ranked 13th in the country, will celebrate Senior Day as it takes on...

Taking Steps To Get A Better Look

Having just sent a surgical specimen to pathology, gynecologic cancer surgeon Andrew Berchuck, MD, pauses to call pathologist Shannon McCall, MD, to get her assessment before proceeding further. As she goes into detail about the frozen section projected on her screen, he interrupts, “I’ll be right...

Pink Ink Tattoo Lady Revs Up To Ride In 2019 Komen Race

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tara Dunsmore Williamson, 46, dedicated her most of her adult life to a career as a nurse. However, in 2012 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Williamson traded a nurse’s IV needle for a needle of another kind—a tattoo needle. “After a lumpectomy followed...

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