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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.

Kaufman Awarded $25,000 For Lung Cancer Research

Jacob Kaufman, MD, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine is one of five 2018-19 recipients of the Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) Research Grant. Grantees receive $25,000 and are selected based on the measurable impact of their proposal and commitment to the lung cancer field. “We are proud of our...

Duke Raleigh Nurse Rallies For Annual Showdown Against Lung Cancer

It was September 2016 and by the looks of it, Kristen Walden could give birth at any moment. No matter how heavy with child she was, Walden would not miss this run. For her, the event was so much more than just another 5K It was a memorial of sorts — an opportunity to remember the one person who...

Cancer Patient looks Beyond Own Plight To Champion Outcome For Others

Patricia “Trish” Mackey and her husband, Michael, love nothing more than to rally friends and family around their dining room table for an evening of lively conversation and fabulous food. For a period of time, they hosted an annual gathering in which they whipped up huge spreads fit for royalty,...

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 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...

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...