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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.

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...

Caring House To Host 25th Annual Gala

For more than 25 years Caring House has provided a home away from home for cancer patients treated at Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). Caring House features 18 beautiful rooms, a great room, library, laundry room, gym and a fully equipped community kitchen. Guests enjoy a supportive community setting...

Mutation Could Be Vulnerable to Drugs

Breast cancer cells that carry a certain gene mutation can be induced to die using a combination of an existing targeted therapy along with an investigational molecule tested by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. When used together in preclinical experiments, the drugs shut down two of the key...

Researchers Make Cervical Cancer Screening Accessible

In September, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) researchers presented their cervical cancer research to the Minister of Health in Peru. Pictured here are (from left) Dr. Gino Venegas (La Liga Contra el Cancer), Dr. Patricia Garcia (Minister of Health), Dr. Maribel Almonte (International Agency...

Trial Launches for Veterans with Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the world’s third most common cause of cancer death. In the United States, the incidence of HCC is increasing. While surgery is the optimal treatment, less than a third of HCC patients are medically fit for surgery or liver...

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