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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.

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...

Anders Named Medical Director For DCI Center For Brain & Spine Metastasis; Joins Breast Oncology

Medical oncologist Carey Anders, MD, has been appointed medical director for the DCI Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis and has joined the Breast Medical Oncology group. She has also been named a Translating Duke Health (TDH) Scholar by the Duke University Office of the Chancellor. Previously,...

Researchers Make Progress Unlocking Breast Brain Metastasis

Each year nearly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with metastatic cancer that has spread to the brain. The number is projected to rise. As a result of a larger aging population, combined with improvements in cancer screening and care, up to 30 percent of patients with solid tumor cancers can expect...

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...

Duke Health Launches New Research Initiative

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and trainees gathered Wednesday, Sept. 13, to launch Translating Duke Health . The multi-year, multidisciplinary program will focus on areas where Duke Health can make the most significant contributions to health and healthcare. "We are here to talk about the...

Living Well With Brain Metastasis

Doris Schneider of Lumberton, North Carolina, had a cough that wouldn’t go away. Doctors diagnosed her with stage 4 lung cancer thathad already spread (metastasized) to her brain. “I was devastated,” Schneider says. “Before Iactually got to see an oncologist, the doctorsall said, ‘You need to...