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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.

#MoDukes Shave Down; Ready For Hairy Movember

More than 20 MoDukes, supporters of the Movember Foundation and members of Team Duke Cancer Institute, signed on to shave-down on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Pedro Williams , located on Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina. Every November Duke men are invited to team up with the Movember Foundation to...

Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center Announced

Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) recently announced the formation of a new center, Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center, a center of excellence supporting a growing multi-disciplinary translational research team. Spearheaded by Daniel J. George, MD, professor of medicine and surgery and director of...

#MoDukes Plan For A Hairy November

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...

Get In The Game! Know Your Scores!

Get in the game — know your scores. Duke Cancer Institute and its partner, Lincoln Community Health Center, will offer FREE prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1. Men between the ages of 45 and 75, who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer, are encouraged to...

Biscuit Showdown Raises Record $15,625

The Big Biscuit Showdown, featuring 13 teams of chefs from Rise Biscuits & Donuts, was held Thursday, July 27, at The Rickhouse in Durham. The benefit event, which paired original biscuit fare with local brews, raised funds to benefit Give 1 For Dad, a Durham-based charity supporting a clinical...

NCI Funds $2 Million Grant For Duke-NCCU Disparities Research Partnership

A “Duke-NCCU Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership” grant has been funded by the National Cancer Institute for four years in the amount of $2 million for two laboratory-based translational research projects. There is a long-standing relationship between the two Durham-based...

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow with Malfunction of Cholesterol Control

Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team led by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a cellular process that cancer cells hijack to hoard cholesterol and fuel their growth...

Blood Biomarkers ID'd in Drug-Resistant Cancer Tumor Cells

While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone therapies. In a study published online this month in the journal Clinical Cancer...

Doctor Recommendations Top Patient Preferences

Shared decision-making in health care has been touted as a way to include patient preferences in treatment plans, better balance treatment risks and benefits, reduce disparities and improve health outcomes. But how does it work in practice? New research led by Karen Scherr, a Duke University...

Prostate Cancer Therapy

In the search for new ways to attack recurrent prostate cancer, researchers at Duke Health report that a novel compound appears to have a unique way of blocking testosterone from fueling the tumors in mice. The potential foundation for a next-generation therapy, called tetraaryl cyclobutane, or CB...

Radiation Recommendations in Early Prostate Cancer

Giving early-stage prostate cancer patients a slightly higher daily dose of radiation can cut more than two weeks from the current treatment regimen without compromising cancer control, according to a national study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher. Publishing April 4 in the Journal of...

Where Prostate Cancer Spreads Affects Survival Time

Patients with lymph-only metastasis have the longest overall survival, while those with liver involvement fare worst. Lung and bone metastasis fall in the middle. “Smaller studies had given doctors and patients indications that the site of metastasis in prostate cancer affects survival, but...

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