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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.

Kirsch Leads First Trial of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors For Non-Metastatic Sarcoma

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) radiation oncologist David Kirsch, MD, PhD, has been awarded an eight-year, $2.5 million grant from Stand Up to Cancer . The funds support a clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of treatment of patients with high-...

December Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Elizabeth Reap, PhD; Gita Suneja, MD; Brant Inman MD, MA; Henry Friedman, MD; and many others.

Kirsch Elected Fellow Of AAAS

Three Duke faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including Duke Cancer Institute's David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD. Kirsch is the Barbara Levine University Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, where he is also vice chair for basic...

Kirsch Receives J.W. Osborne Award

The Radiation Research Society recently presented the 2017 J.W. Osborne Award to David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, the Barbara Levine University professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke. The J.W. Osborne Award honors a member of the Radiation Research Society who has...

Kirsch Promoted

David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, was recently promoted to Professor of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Kirsch received his MD and PhD degrees in 2000 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Then, Kirsch...

April 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 Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD; Annick Desjardins, MD, PhD; Thomas D'Amico, MD; and many more.

February 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 Michael B. Kastan, MD, Phd; Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD; Paul modrich, PhD; and many more.