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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.

DCI Welcomes New Assistant VP, Community Oncology, DUHS

Effective Oct. 3, David Nalepinski assumed the role of assistant vice president of Community Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System (DUHS). “Cancer is a complex and progressive disease, often requiring resources from many parts of our healthcare system,” said Nalepinski. “...

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Making Strides

Bonita Holliday-Guy was just kicking back watching TV one hot August night three years ago when she felt a small lump high up on her breast. She promptly had it checked out by her primary care physician who suspected a cyst and referred her for an ultrasound. A radiologist at Duke Raleigh Hospital...

October 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. The list includes Shelley Hwang, MD; Daniel Nickels, RN; Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD; H. Kim Lyerly, MD; and many more.

Mobile Financial Assistance Tool in Development

Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, and healthcare technology company Vivor are the recent recipients of a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute six-month grant of $224,997, which will fund initial development of a novel technology-based method designed to reduce cancer patients’ financial...

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...

Nationwide Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial Shows Promise

When IBM IT architect Laura Elzie, 60, was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago by her long-time primary care physician she was momentarily stunned when she heard, “Some of us never know how we are going to leave this world, but at least you know.” For months she’d been told her pain...

Poliovirus Trial for Pediatric Brain Tumors Funded

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Matthias Gromeier, MD; Eric Thompson, MD; and Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; received a check for $208,408 from The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation (The B+ Foundation) and Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) in honor of Steph Bader, a 13-year-old-girl who passed away from glioblastoma. The...

On-Site Hospice Coordinator

Duke Homecare and Hospice now has a clinical care coordinator, focused primarily on hospice services, assigned full-time to the Duke Cancer Center. This past July, long-time nurse and nurse manager Cecilia Thornton Wood, RN, BSN, MA, transitioned from assistant director for home health at Duke...

Prostate and Breast Cancer in African Americans

A “Duke-NCCU Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership” grant has been funded by the National Cancer Institute for four years in the amount of $2 million for two laboratory-based translational research projects. These projects will focus on the molecular aspects underlying the increased...

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