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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.

C3O Drills Down On The Canine-To-Human Biomedical Pipeline

While there have been many successes with newer chemotherapies, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies, many cancer types in the human population don’t respond well to therapy. Of those disease types that do, the short-term and long-term toxicities to the body can be quite significant. There’s a...

September Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Hai Yan, MD; Daniel George, MD; and many more.

August Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work is featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list features Danielle Brander, MD; Paul Mosca, MD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Amy Abernethy, MD; and many more.

Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body’s immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body’s defenses. Where the T-cells go has been unclear, even as immunotherapies are increasingly employed to stimulate the body’s...

Fecci Appointed Associate Deputy Director, Brain Tumor Center

Peter E. Fecci , MD, PhD, has been appointed associate deputy director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. “Dr. Fecci has had a highly decorated research career,” wrote David Ashley, MBBS (Hon), FRACP, PhD, Director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, in a recent...

With New Center, DCI Tackles Brain Metastasis Head-On

During the summer of 2016 Dave and Lisa VanTress retired from their jobs in Syracuse, New York, and headed south to the sunny shores of South Carolina, where they could be close to family and indulge their passion for fishing. They bought a townhouse in Little River, a five-minute drive to the...

July 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 Henry Friedman, MD. Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD; Julie Sosa, MD and many others.

Living Well With Brain Metastasis

Doris Schneider of Lumberton, North Carolina, had a cough that wouldn’t go away. Doctors diagnosed her with stage 4 lung cancer thathad already spread (metastasized) to her brain. “I was devastated,” Schneider says. “Before Iactually got to see an oncologist, the doctorsall said, ‘You need to...

Ten DCI Faculty Named Duke Health Scholars and Fellows

Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, announced to staff on Wednesday that 38 School of Medicine faculty members have been named Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. Ten of the named Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows are affiliated with Duke...

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.