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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.

Kamal Receives 2014 Sojourns Award

The Duke Cancer Center palliative care team. Pictured from left to right: Arif Kamal, M.D., director of quality outcomes with the Duke Cancer Institute; Mark Waters, M.P.H., A.N.P.-B.C., A.C.H.P.N., Center for Palliative Care; and R. Morgan Bain, M.D., medical director for Duke Outpatient...

Jersey Woman Spins Flare For After Cancer Care

Rebecca Wilson, 36, left Canada 11 years ago to work in the U.S., eventually signing on with Wake Med as an ICU nurse. A few years after arriving, Wilson married. She and her husband settled in Garner, North Carolina, and it wasn’t long before she became a mother to a son, and then a daughter. Just...

Eat Mor Chikin'

Congratulations to Kristina Shuford, Clinical Pharmacist, and Cassandra Mendez, Clinical Services Nurse III, who both won the August DCI eNews contest inviting the DCI audience to chime in and share their favorite things about summer. Shuford and Mendez each won a $10 gift certificate to the Duke...

Duke Cancer Wins 2014 Innovator Award

The Association of Community Cancer Centers named a palliative care initiative led by the Duke Cancer Institute’s Cancer Network among this year’s recipients of its 2014 Innovator Award. The association cited the Carolinas Palliative Care Database Consortium, a partnership between the Duke Cancer...

Commitment To Care For Our Patients, Their Loved Ones

Unless you go through the process firsthand as a patient or family member, it’s difficult to fully comprehend all the emotions and stress involved with a cancer diagnosis. Newly diagnosed cancer patients are often in the midst of one of the scariest, more vulnerable, and anxiety filled times of...

DCI Tests "Now"-Centered Approach to Quitting Tobacco

James M. Davis, M.D., medical director of Duke’s Center for Smoking Cessation, had his first lesson on the addictive powers of tobacco 30 years ago. Growing up in the mountains outside of Asheville, Davis and his brother were one of many local children who helped to weed, hang and dry the tobacco...

Team-Up, And You Could WIN An iPad Mini

Join our team and you just might win an Apple iPad Mini from Best Buy. The Duke Cancer Institute has teamed up this year to serve as local presenting sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 3.1-mile walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at North Hills Mall, in Raleigh. Team DCI, led by team...

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 Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA; Mohamed Abdelgadir Adam, MDJ; and Donald McDonnell, PhD; and more.

New Study Suggests BPA May Be Culprit

A new study from Duke University suggests a chemical found in many plastics can make breast cancer cells resistant to treatment. News articles on the findings included stories in Newswire , News-Medical , Headlines & Global News and many more. The following coverage on the study was featured on...

Bigner To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Inside DukeMedicine announces Darell D. Bigner, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), Edwin L. Jones Jr. and Lucille Finch Jones Cancer Research Professor; director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Institute at Duke; director, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke; and chief, Preuss Laboratory for Brain...

ACS Recognizes DCI For Dedicated Support

Tracey Smith, community events organizer for the American Cancer Society, presented an appreciation plaque to Tina Piccirilli , program manager at the Duke Cancer Center. The plaque, presented at the cancer center on July 16, was given in recognition of the DCI's many years of dedicated support to...

Modern Day Sherlock Holmes Claims Columbus Was A Secret Agent

An IT analyst for the Duke Cancer Institute, Manuel Rosa turns sleuth in his free time. A native of the Azores, nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Rosa began his career in the publishing industry. Fluent in several languages, he was asked to translate, from Portuguese to...

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