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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.

Clarke To Lead Team DCI At 2018 LUNGe Forward 5K

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 12th annual LUNGe Forward 5K on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina. Team Duke Cancer Institute will be led this year by Jeffrey Clarke , MD, a medical oncologist specializing in...

Wei Receives $200,000 Grant For Lung Cancer Research

In partnership, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina and The V Foundation for Cancer Research have awarded a $200,000 grant to Qingyi Wei , MD, PhD, Duke Cancer Institute. The grant funds research on disparities among African-Americans, with a focus on lung cancer patients in North Carolina...

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening Of Hope Gala

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 11th annual Evening of Hope Gala , “Solving the Mystery of Lung Cancer,” on Saturday, April 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The black-tie optional celebration and fundraiser will include dinner and...

With New Center, DCI Tackles Brain Metastasis Head-On

During the summer of 2016 Dave and Lisa VanTress retired from their jobs in Syracuse, New York, and headed south to the sunny shores of South Carolina, where they could be close to family and indulge their passion for fishing. They bought a townhouse in Little River, a five-minute drive to the...

Stinchcombe Named Associate Editor At JCO

Duke Cancer Institute thoracic oncologist Thomas Stinchcombe, MD , has been named associate editor for thoracic malignancies at the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), starting in early March. Stinchcombe is a professor of medicine and an accomplished clinical investigator in the field of lung...

Patz’s Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward

Patz's Human-Derived Antibody Treatment Moves Forward With Boost from NCI and Manufacturing Agreement Grid Therapeutics, LLC, a new start-up company led by Duke Cancer Institute cardiothoracic radiologist Edward Patz, Jr., MD , has developed and is on track to manufacture and bring to trial what it...

On the Run For Lung Cancer

Since completing treatment for lung cancer nearly seven years ago, Bob Wienberry, 80, has been volunteering in the thoracic oncology clinic of Duke Cancer Center. On Tuesday mornings, you can find him there giving directions, pouring coffee, handing out snacks and lending a listening ear. “You meet...

Duke To LUNGe Forward In Race For A Cure

The Lung Cancer Inititative of North Carolina will host its 11th annual LUNGe Forward 5K, presented by Duke Raleigh Hospital , on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m. at Midtown Park at North Hills Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is the state’s leading non-...

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening of Hope Gala

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 10th Annual Evening of Hope Gala at the North Ridge Country Club , in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 1. The event includes dinner and a live auction. More than 219,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. It is the leading cause...

Screening Saves Biker from Dead End

Ronald Knowles, 68, remembers the day a new patient appointment with Duke Primary Care physician assistant Leanne Owens changed his life. Owens was going over his history, including his COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and asked him if he smoked and how much. He said he guessed two-to-...

Garst Named To Top Cancer Doctors List

Newsweek magazine online recently published the Castle Connolly Medical LTD list of “Top Cancer Doctors." Medical oncologist Jennifer Garst, MD, professor of medicine, was among those named to the 2015 list. Garst, who practices at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, received her medical degree in 1990...

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

Most high-risk lung cancer patients might not need annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings if they are cleared of disease in their initial test, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher. The researchers found that even former heavy smokers appear to have a...

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