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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.

September 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 E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Hai Yan, MD; Daniel George, MD; and many more.

Making Pigs Fly? Investigators Up To The Challenge

When Duke Cancer Institute researcher Christopher Pirozzi, PhD, was an intern doing stem cell research in Australia, he spotted a child’s mobile of a pig with wings in one of the director’s offices. He said it embodied exactly what research meant to him — making the seemingly impossible, possible...

Adhikari Receives PanCAN-NCI Fellowship

Duke postdoctoral fellow Hema Adhikari, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 two-year grant, the 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship. Adhikari aims to identify novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer in her...

Eight Up-And-Coming Scientists Recognized At 2014 DCI Scientific Retreat

The Duke Cancer Institute hosted its second annual scientific retreat Friday, Nov. 14, at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco District in Durham. The event, which was attended by almost 300 investigators and faculty, recognized eight up-and-coming scientists, all of whom spoke on their latest research...

November 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 Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Arif Kamal, MD; Annick Desjardins, MD; and many more.