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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.

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...

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Tian Zhang, MD; Arif Kamal, MD, MHS; Kim Slusser, MSN, BSN; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many others.

Out-of-Pocket Costs Exceed What Many Insured Cancer Patients Expect to Pay

A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found. The data showed that costs such as copays and deductibles could lead to financial distress among insured patients of all...

September 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 Francis Ali-Osman, DSc; Paul Kelly Marcom, MD; Julie Ann Sosa, MD; Terry Hyslop, PhD; and many more.

"Mystery Shopping" for Supportive Care

Using a “mystery shopper” approach, researchers at Duke Cancer Institute anonymously called most of the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers to ask whether palliative care was available, and found barriers to accurate information nearly 40 percent of the time.

July 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 Nadine Barrett, PhD; Francis Ali-Osman, MD; Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; and many more.

June 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, MBA, MH; Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA; Jason Locasale, PhD; and many more.

November 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 Jeffrey Clarke, MD; Kimberly Blackwell, MD; Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Arif Kamal, MD; and many more.

Kamal Earns Fellow Status

Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, FACP, recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication...

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.

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 Yousuf Zafar, MD; Dan George, MD; Sita Nair, PhD; Matthias Gromeier, MD; and many more.

Kamal, Abernethy Co-Author Cover Story for Oncology Issues

The DCI's Arif Kamal, MD, and Amy Abernethy, MD, are among the authors of the cover story of the May-June issue of Oncology Issues. Their article details the quality data collection tool (QDACT) developed by a team of software developers, informatics specialists, graphic designers, business...

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