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.

When Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, It Was Sink Or Swim For Military Vet

When Robert “Bob” List, 72, a retired colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps, was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer in June 2006, he immediately began to research the “enemy” threatening to take his life. His 26 years in the Marine Corps taught him how to accomplish a mission, deal with adversity...

Duke Nurse Says, “It’s Your Butt; Move It!”

As the years accumulated for Paula Hocutt, RN, so, too, did the pounds. It wasn’t until she attended a health fair organized by Live For Life that Hocutt, an infusion nurse at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, stepped on the scales and declared, “Oh my stars!” “I had no idea that I weighed 177 pounds,”...