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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 Fall Reads By DCI Faculty Featured

Duke Today compiles a seasonal list of new publications by Duke faculty. Several Duke Cancer Institute members were among those featured in the most recent edition — "New Reads This Fall From Duke Faculty" — including Andrew Berchuck, MD; Gretchen Kimmick, MD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; Darell Bigner,...

MoDukes Raise $36K For Movember

Growing mustaches in November is fun, but ask any MoDuke and he will tell you — the hairy endeavor benefits a serious mission to support men's health. For the past six years faculty and staff from Duke University and Duke Health have formed teams to support the Movember Foundation 's annual...

Kharasch Named Director of Research Administration And Operations

Karen Kharasch was recently named director of Research Administration and Operations for the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). “We are delighted to have Karen join our team,” said Lori Pickens, MHA, DCI administrator. “She has more than 34 years of experience in academic medicine and research. Karen...

December Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Elizabeth Reap, PhD; Gita Suneja, MD; Brant Inman MD, MA; Henry Friedman, MD; and many others.

His Light Shines For Survivorship

Tim McKenna, 34, had just recently moved to Durham, North Carolina, when he scheduled an appointment for a routine physical. It was at that appointment that he mentioned to his primary care doctor that he “was lactating.” “My doctor ordered a mammogram,” remembered McKenna. “Although the results...

Kirsch Elected Fellow Of AAAS

Three Duke faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including Duke Cancer Institute's David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD. Kirsch is the Barbara Levine University Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, where he is also vice chair for basic...

Heme Faculty Retreat Showcases Breadth Of Research

The Duke Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy held their annual faculty retreat on Friday, Nov. 10, at the JB Duke Hotel on campus. It was an opportunity, said division chief Nelson Chao, MD, MBA, for faculty to share with each other the breadth and depth of ongoing basic and...

Patient Navigator Receives Spirit Award

A luncheon event benefiting the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) — Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars, and Survivors — today brought together 300 nationally-recognized breast oncology researchers, local breast cancer survivors and patients, corporate...

Anniversary Party Celebrates Best In Cancer Care

Duke Cancer Institute held its Seventh Annual Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2. Hosted by DCI executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, the event, celebrating the previous year’s milestones, recognized the institute’s superstar achievements. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, the...

#MoDukes Shave Down; Ready For Hairy Movember

More than 20 MoDukes, supporters of the Movember Foundation and members of Team Duke Cancer Institute, signed on to shave-down on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Pedro Williams , located on Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina. Every November Duke men are invited to team up with the Movember Foundation to...

Making Pigs Fly? Investigators Up To The Challenge

When Duke Cancer Institute researcher Christopher Pirozzi, PhD, was an intern doing stem cell research in Australia, he spotted a child’s mobile of a pig with wings in one of the director’s offices. He said it embodied exactly what research meant to him — making the seemingly impossible, possible...

Kamal Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Arif Kamal , MD, MBA, MHS, associate professor of Medicine and Business Administration and physician director of Quality at the Duke Cancer Institute, was recently named by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) as one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and...

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