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.

Komen Race for the Cure Raises $1.2 Million

The 17th annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure , presented by the Duke Cancer Institute, was held Saturday, June 14, at Meredith College, located in Raleigh. The event features a 5K (3.1 miles) or one-mile run or walk. Duke employees, as well as their friends and families, formed teams...

Variant Gene In Greensboro Woman Identified

On Thursday, May 22, Andrew Berchuck, MD, director of Gynecologic Oncology, sat down with Bob Buckley, WGHP-TV, to discuss an international research collaboration which last year identified a genetic mutation making certain women susceptible to a very rare type of ovarian cancer. The cause of small...

Angels Among Us Raises Over $2 Million

More than 5,000 participants stepped out Saturday, April 26, for the 2014 Angels Among Us 5K. Together, individuals and teams raised more than $2 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center . The event surpassed its original goal of $1.9 million. Toni's Miracle Angels, a team...

Spa Day Goes Beyond Pampering

Roxanne Powers, an Estée Lauder makeup artist with Belk, treats Durham resident Joyce Laskody to a makeover at the 2014 Spa Day held Wednesday, June 4, at the Duke Cancer Center. Laskody, a retired teacher from Long Island, N.Y., was diagnosed in September with both colon cancer and lung cancer. In...

Expensive Drugs Forcing Cancer Doctors to Weigh Price

In this BusinessWeek article, DCI's Yousuf Zafar discusses the sometimes shocking prices of many new cancer drugs. As the price of some drugs can now reach more than $10,000 a month, even as insurers are tightening their payment rules, patients are starting to have to make life-changing cancer...

May 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 John Sampson, MD, PhD., MBA, MHSc; David Kirsch, MD, PhD; Adriana Vidal, PhD; and many more.

Quarantined Mail

MIA? Oops! Missing your Duke Cancer Institute faculty & staff e-newsletters? After some detective work, it has been discovered that in some cases newsletters, and possibly other valuable correspondences, are ending up in OIT Quarantine folders—not to be confused with Junk folders associated...