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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.

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...

New Strategies for Cancer Drug Delivery, in Denmark and Duke

Duke MEMS researcher’s five-year, $6-million appointment as a Niels Bohr Professor in Odense Denmark creates a vibrant center for research, launches new collaborations back at Duke.

Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations Endorsed

Recognizing low rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations as a serious public health threat, the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers have fully endorse the revised vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The HPV vaccination...

He Found a Home Away From Home

A recently retired electrician whose roots on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast date back five generations, Ken Baysden loves to take his boat out fishing around the cut banks of Bogue Sound. He grew up on the water and doesn’t like to be away for too long. But last summer a six-week series of...

Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer — a strain of salmonella that usually causes food poisoning. Clinicians sorely need new treatment approaches for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer...

After Forty-Two Years In Nursing, Bryant To Retire

While enrolled as a sophomore at William Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Frances "Fran" Bryant suffered a severe bout of appendicitis. When antibiotics failed to bring relief, Bryant, who had yet to declare a major, was forced to undergo surgery. Having at one time considered becoming a...

DCI Cancer Clinicians Tackle Financial Toxicity

Financial toxicity. Google it and you’ll find it’s the new catchphrase to describe the escalating costs of cancer care. The leading killer of patients under 85, the national expenditure on cancer is in the $200 billion range and overall patient spending on cancer treatment can easily reach tens of...

Duke Campus Club Wants You!

Duke Campus Club is a vibrant, inclusive and active organization connecting Duke-affiliated women who are employees, spouses of employees, alumnae, OLLI participants, Duke volunteers, and family members. High-profile speakers, behind-the-scenes tours, excursions, and an annual trip are on the event...

Duke, NC State To Host Second Annual C3O Symposium

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O), a collaboration between Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will host its second annual symposium on Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the new JB Duke Hotel...

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