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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.

June Newsmakers Including ASCO Coverage

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals, including special ASCO coverage. This list features Yousuf Zafar, MD; Carey Anders, MD; Thomas Stinchcombe, MD; and many more. It is...

Patient Going Strong Seven Years Past Brain Metastasis Diagnosis

William Blake, 65, worked for the State of West Virginia for about 35 years in the toll division before taking early retirement in 2007 when he got sick with follicular lymphoma. He was treated at Charleston Area Medical Center (WV) and survived that cancer. But when Blake was diagnosed four years...

New Clinic Specializes In Cancer’s Effects On Kidneys

A new clinic specializing in onco-nephrology — an emerging medical subspecialty that strives to preserve kidney health in cancer patients — has been established under the leadership of David I. Ortiz-Melo, MD, a Duke nephrologist specializing in chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury and...

July Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Annick Desjardins, MD; Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; April Salama, MD; Danielle Brander, MD; and many more.

Salama Named Director Of Melanoma Disease Group

April Salama, MD, previously interim director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Melanoma disease group, was recently named director. Since assuming the role as interim director three years ago, Salama has advanced the DCI's Melanoma disease group. "Dr. Salama continues to expand the breadth of...

With New Center, DCI Tackles Brain Metastasis Head-On

During the summer of 2016 Dave and Lisa VanTress retired from their jobs in Syracuse, New York, and headed south to the sunny shores of South Carolina, where they could be close to family and indulge their passion for fishing. They bought a townhouse in Little River, a five-minute drive to the...

Salama Receives NCI Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

April Salama, MD, interim director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Program, has been named a recipient of one of ten 2017 National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Awards. “Dr. Salama has advanced the melanoma clinical research program at Duke Cancer Institute,...

January 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 Steven Patierno, PhD; David Needham, PhD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more.