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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’s Advice: Nourish The Soul     

Nadine Tolman takes a sip of water from a plastic cup that her husband, Fay, has just brought her from the refreshment station. “Remember, you need to stay hydrated,” he says softly, laying his hand on her shoulder, “and don’t forget to eat your lunch.” The gentle gesture from her husband disrupts...

Young Cancer Researchers Selected To Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Three young Duke scientists who research cancer have been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June, to be held in Germany. Mark Chen, Amy Wisdom, and Jeffrey Smith, are all MD/PhD candidates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Duke University School of...

New Fall Reads By DCI Faculty Featured

Duke Today compiles a seasonal list of new publications by Duke faculty. Several Duke Cancer Institute members were among those featured in the most recent edition — "New Reads This Fall From Duke Faculty" — including Andrew Berchuck, MD; Gretchen Kimmick, MD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; Darell Bigner,...

New Book: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease

Duke Cancer Institute breast oncologist Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS , is chief editor of a new textbook — “Cardio-Oncology: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease” (May 2017). Billed as the first textbook on cardio-oncology to provide comprehensive coverage from a truly multidisciplinary...

Kirsch Awarded Distinguished Professorship

David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Kirsch serves as the vice chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is also the leader of the Duke Cancer Institute...

Kirsch Receives Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award to David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, professor in the departments of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke Health. The $6.6 million award, covering seven years, will fund ongoing research in...

March 2016 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 Julie Ann Sosa, MD; Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD; Will Eward, MD; and many more.

January 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 Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA; Christopher Mantyh, MD, FACS; Anne Beaven, MD; Kimberly Blackwell, MD; and more.

Injectable Agent Illuminates Cancer During Surgery

Doctors at Duke Medicine have tested a new injectable agent that causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially increasing a surgeon’s ability to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt. The imaging technology was developed through collaboration with scientists at...

Local 5K Does Its Part to Strike Out Sarcoma

More than 300 people attended the annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, June 13, at the Durham Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. “The Strike Out for Sarcoma event was a huge success,” said David Kirsch, PhD, professor for the Departments of Radiation Oncology and...

May 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 John Sampson, MD, PhD., MBA, MHSc; David Kirsch, MD, PhD; Adriana Vidal, PhD; and many more.