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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.

A Meeting Of Nobel Minds 

Thomas R. Cech, PhD, director of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, delivered the Paul L. Modrich, PhD, Distinguished Lecture today at the Bryan Research Building to a packed auditorium of faculty and staff. The topic: “Shedding Some light on the Dark Matter of the...

Kastan, Modrich Elected Fellows Of AACR Academy Class Of 2017

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and Paul Modrich, PhD, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, have been elected as Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2017. The AACR Academy serves to recognize and honor...

Nobel Laureates Receive NC Award, State's Highest Prize

Research Triangle Nobel laureates Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar will pick up another prize on Thursday, Sept. 22, when they receive the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor. Modrich, the James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, and Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry...

February 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 Michael B. Kastan, MD, Phd; Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD; Paul modrich, PhD; and many more.

Vice President Biden Visits Duke As Part Of "Moonshot" Initiative

Invoking the aspirational spirit that put U.S. astronauts on the moon, Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health today as part of the national “moonshot” initiative he is leading to advance cancer research.

December 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 Henry Friedman, MD; Beth Perry, RN; Paul Modrich, PhD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; and many more.

Modrich Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Duke Cancer Institute's Paul L. Modrich, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry; Tomas Lindahl, MD, PhD, of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK; and Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the 2015 Nobel...

October 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 Arif Kamal, MD; Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH; Paul Modrich, PhD; and many more.