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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.

Home For Christmas

There was a chill in the late November air, but only warmth in Ashley Reaves Linden’s room in the cancer ward on Tuesday, Nov. 27, when Joe Newberry, one of Ashley’s favorite bluegrass musicians, stopped by to sing her an early Christmas carol. “Snow falls round the manger, love melts it away,...

Kamal Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Arif Kamal , MD, MBA, MHS, associate professor of Medicine and Business Administration and physician director of Quality at the Duke Cancer Institute, was recently named by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) as one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and...

Duke Hospice To Host Venetian Carnival

The 15th Anniversary Duke Hospice Gala, a Venetian Carnival, will be held on April, 1, at the Sheraton Imperial RTP, Durham . The black tie optional event will feature food, music and dancing. The annual gala helps raise money to support the mission of Duke Hospice in providing services to families...

On-Site Hospice Coordinator Hired

Duke Homecare and Hospice now has a clinical care coordinator, focused primarily on hospice services, assigned full-time to the Duke Cancer Center. This past July, long-time nurse and nurse manager Cecilia Thornton Wood, RN, BSN, MA, transitioned from assistant director for home health at Duke...