Personal Attention

May 11, 2018
By: Angela Spivey, DCI Development

Steele Dewey and his wife, Molly (photo by Bob Leverone) Five years after surgery to treat prostate cancer, STEELE DEWEY of Charlotte, North Carolina, was told in 2010 that the cancer had spread, so he and his wife, Molly, decided to seek advice at an academic medical center.

They looked at a lot of options but chose Dan George, MD, at Duke because a friend recommended him and because Durham was close. They have stayed because of the personal attention they receive.

“I can always get in touch with Dan,” Dewey says. “He’s not only an oncologist, he’s a scientist, and he’s always looking for better ways to do things.”

Dewey participated in a Duke clinical trial of exercise for patients with prostate cancer and has continued a workout regimen; he exercises three days a week for two and a half hours, doing a combination of strength training, cardiovascular workouts, and yoga.

“I’m probably in a lot better shape than most men my age,” Dewey says. “My work load is not what it used to be, but I’m still working, and I feel good.”

This feature originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Breakthroughs, a magazine produced twice yearly by Duke Cancer Institute Office of Development. Subscribe to Breakthroughs.

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