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.

March 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 Andrew Armstrong, MD; Niharika Mettu, MD; John Strickler, MD; Michael Morse, MD; and many more.

Newly Identified Genetic Markers Classify Previously Undetermined GBM Tumors

Most glioblastoma tumors are marked by one or two broad mutation patterns, but about 20 percent of the lethal brain tumors have biomarkers that cannot be identified. Now scientists at Duke Cancer Institute have identified mutations for the vast majority of the remaining 20 percent of...