DCI Blog


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.

'Angels Among Us' Funds Research, Celebrates Hope

Every spring, come rain or come shine, patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and Duke faculty and staff gather at the Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of Hope to celebrate hope and raise funds to fight brain cancer. In its 25-year history, the event has raised nearly $25 million for the cause...

Newly Identified Genetic Markers Classify Previously Undetermined GBM Tumors

Most glioblastoma tumors are marked by one or two broad mutation patterns, but about 20 percent of the lethal brain tumors have biomarkers that cannot be identified. Now scientists at Duke Cancer Institute have identified mutations for the vast majority of the remaining 20 percent of...

Angels Among Us Raises Record $2.3 Million

More than 4,000 participants attended the 25th Annual Angels Among Us 5K on Saturday, April 28. Together, they raised a record $2.3 million to support the brain tumor research at Duke. "We are very grateful for the support we experienced this year," said Ellen Stainback, director of external...

January 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 Steven Patierno, PhD; David Needham, PhD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more.

He's Just Gotta Run

Marathon runner Tom O’Donnell says he doesn’t run to go fast. He says he has a battle on his hands and he’s got to be in the best shape possible if he’s going to live life to the fullest. O’Donnell, 51, fights a formidable foe. After an MRI in 2009, O’Donnell’s neurologist told him he had a...