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.

Pretty In Pink To Host Pink Pumps And Bow Ties

The Pretty in Pink Foundation will host its annual gala, Pink Pumps and Bow Ties, on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh. Founded in 2006 by beast surgeon Lisa Tolnitch, MD, Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh, the event benefits vital programs and services offered by the Pretty...

#MyDukeCancerStory: Safe and Cared For Close to Home

When 18 years ago Leslie Gartenberg and her husband, Adam, decided to move from New Jersey to North Carolina, one of their criteria was finding a home near good healthcare. “We wanted to make a life here,” said Gartenberg. “We were young, just married, and we thought, if, God forbid, anything ever...

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Making Strides

Bonita Holliday-Guy was just kicking back watching TV one hot August night three years ago when she felt a small lump high up on her breast. She promptly had it checked out by her primary care physician who suspected a cyst and referred her for an ultrasound. A radiologist at Duke Raleigh Hospital...

August 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 Lisa Tolnitch, MD; Julie Ann Sosa, MD; Terry Hyslop, PhD; Yousuf Zafar, MD; and many more.

Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh Holds Grand Opening

A new, one-of-its-kind comprehensive care center specifically for women’s cancers in Wake County — Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh — has already experienced greater volume than anticipated since it officially opened its doors on July 11. But with a multi-disciplinary team of 14 physicians and 65...