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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.

Celebrating One Year Of Survivorship At Komen 5K

In the spring of 2016, Paige Walker, a breast cancer survivor, created her own commencement attire — a pink cap and gown — to commemorate her “graduation” from radiation treatments for her breast cancer. She formed a team — RadGrad — and prepared to participate in her first-ever Susan G. Komen®...

McDonnell Named Komen Scholar, Joins Board

The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced the selection of 10 new members to the national Komen Scholars program, including Donald McDonnell, PhD, professor and chairman of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and the Glaxo-Wellcome professor of Molecular and Cancer Biology. “It is a great honor...

Women's Cancer Care Hosting Benefit Garage Sale

Team Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh "Rack Pack," led by medical oncologist Michael Spiritos, MD, is raising funds to support the 2017 Komen Race For The Cure. The team, which to date has raised more than $800, will host a Rack Pack Garage Sale on Saturday, April 22. Team Rack Pack invites Duke...

Komen Race for the Cure Raises $1.2 Million

The 17th annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure , presented by the Duke Cancer Institute, was held Saturday, June 14, at Meredith College, located in Raleigh. The event features a 5K (3.1 miles) or one-mile run or walk. Duke employees, as well as their friends and families, formed teams...