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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.

Pink Ink Tattoo Lady Revs Up To Ride In 2019 Komen Race

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tara Dunsmore Williamson, 46, dedicated her most of her adult life to a career as a nurse. However, in 2012 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Williamson traded a nurse’s IV needle for a needle of another kind—a tattoo needle. “After a lumpectomy followed...

Komen Race For The Cure

The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will take place on Saturday, May 4, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The Race attracts thousands of participants, many of whom are survivors and individuals living with metastatic...

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®...

Lace Up With Marcom And Telloni For Komen 5K (5.5.18)

The 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen® Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will be held on Saturday, May 5, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive, in Durham, NC. The annual fundraising event features a 5k run/walk and a Survivor Celebration...

Finding A Way

On an unseasonably warm February night, Pam Kohl tells a group of 20 of her most important friends that she has just been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her friends are members of the organizing committee for the May 2017 annual Triangle Race for the Cure, the largest fundraiser of the...

Southern Pines Man Steps Out In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Joseph “Joe” Rasmus, 52, may not have breast cancer, but after losing his wife to cancer earlier this year and with his own battle with lipomas, Joe was compelled to step out June 11 for the local Komen Race For the Cure. “Since my diagnosis in 2008 I have had 24 lipomas removed—five of which were...