DCI Blog


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 Development: Executive Director's Report

As the landscape of medical finance continues to shift, the need to cultivate philanthropic support is becoming increasingly more pertinent. Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), like most of its peer institutions, is committed to expanding development efforts to address changes in how academic medical...

September 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 features the Duke Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and also includes Angeles Secord, MD and many more.

Diversity Training Sessions On Tap For Fall

How would you react if you were a health-care provider and heard two colleagues talking about feeling uneasy with seeing another co-worker in a burka? What if, instead of the burka, the two colleagues were talking about a co-worker’s weight? Alternatively, how would you react if a co-worker told...

Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Meets Donor

Randy Pence was going to die without a bone marrow transplant to treat his chronic leukemia. A match was found through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. He met his donor at a reunion of Duke adult marrow transplant survivors in September. Complete story: Duke Medicine Blog .

For Patients: Surviving And Thriving

Duke Cancer Center Macon Pond will host Surviving And Thriving on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The seminar for women will feature author and certified sex therapist Laurie Watson , MA, LMFT, LPC, who will address sexuality and sexual function. Surviving And Thriving will also...

One Man’s Journey Leads to An Unforeseen Purpose

They say it’s really the journey that teaches us a lot about our destination. Dominic Marrese could have never anticipated 10 years ago when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that today he would be an outspoken advocate for prostate cancer screening and a committed champion for increased...

Shared Resource: Integrative Cancer Genomics

The Integrative Cancer Genomics Shared Resource assembles Duke’s vast genomic technologies, enabling comprehensive consultation, seamless management of complex projects spanning multiple services, enhanced operational flexibility and economies of scale for support services. “About two years ago,...

DCI Volunteers Needed For Thank-A-Thon

The Duke Cancer Institute is looking for volunteers to help with its 2015 Thank-a-thon which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14. In conjunction with Duke Medicine, DCI faculty and staff will be making hundreds of phone calls to our donors to extend our thanks for their support. We are looking for...

DeBaun Promoted To Nurse Manager

Kimberly A. DeBaun, who joined Duke in 2009, was recently promoted to nurse manager for Level 00 of the Duke Cancer Center. A native of New York, DeBaun received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2014. She received an associate degree in nursing from...

Lace Up & Step Out For 2015 Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run

The 2015 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, at Sanderson High School, located at 5500 Dixon Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event, which raises both awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at Duke, features a 5K run and a 2-mile...

August 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 Yousuf Zafar, MD; Dan George, MD; Sita Nair, PhD; Matthias Gromeier, MD; and many more.

Kraft And Bryant Promoted

Kevin Kraft, RN, and Frances Bryant, RN, both have recently been promoted to nurse manager in their respective areas. Kraft, who joined Duke 24 years ago, oversees the Oncology Treatment Center (OTC). Bryant, on staff at Duke for more than 26 years, is nurse manager for Duke Cancer Center Clinic 5-...