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We invite you to share your story to help raise awareness. If you have been or are being treated for cancer at Duke or if you are a caregiver, we'd like to know how cancer care, research or clinical trials at Duke has affected your life. Are you a donor? If so, please consider sharing you story. Tell us why you choose to team up with Duke Cancer Institute. For more information or to share your story, please contact Sara Wajda, Director of Annual Giving, DCI Development.

Personal Attention

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...

Testing Limits

Despite living with stage 4 kidney cancer, MARISHA HARGROVE of Henderson, North Carolina, still sings in her church choir and takes care of her two children, Paris, age 9, and Carson, age 6. “I know my limits,” says the soft-spoken 28-year old. “If I need to rest, I rest.” She also has the support...

Amplifying The Patient Voice

It’s something that has happened to all of us; you arrive on time for your 10:30 a.m. doctor’s appointment and wait an hour, only to have the doctor spend 15 minutes with you. Doctors are busy people. THOMAS LEBLANC, MD , is no different, but early in his career as a medical student, he took...

What Does Heart Disease Have To Do With Cancer?

In 2017, Chiara Melloni, MD, a cardiologist and researcher at Duke Clinical Research Institute, and colleagues published results of one of the first studies to look at management of patients with both cancer and atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat). The study may not have happened if...

The Toxic Cost Of Cancer

FUMIKO CHINO, MD , a resident in radiation oncology, last summer co-authored research showing that the high cost of cancer care is a serious problem for many patients. But for Chino, this problem—“financial toxicity”—is more than just academic. In 2005, she was engaged to be married and was working...

DCI Authorized To Offer Commercial CAR-T Cell Therapy

In January 2018, Duke Cancer Institute joined a select group of medical centers authorized to offer a new type of immunotherapy for patients with certain types of relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Duke is currently one of two centers in the Carolinas and Virginia that are certified and...

#MyDukeCancerStory: Melanoma Survivor Thanks Her Dragonslayer

One spring day five years ago, fourth grade teacher Tricia Gallagher felt something like a scab — smaller than a sunflower seed — on her head. She didn’t think much of it. “I thought it was a tick, because my boys and I hike,” said the energetic mother of two active teenagers, “but I had my doctor...

#MyDukeCancerStory: Devoted Mother Creates Meaning From Mourning

We all hope our lives will count—that in some way we will make an indelible mark within our circles, our society and, perhaps, even beyond. But what happens when a promising young life is snuffed out much too soon? For Mary Woodall the unimaginable loss of her son, Christopher "Chris" Cash, at just...

#MyDukeCancerStory: A Fellow Traveler

In December two years ago, heating-and-air-conditioning repairman Jack Walker decided to stop for gas on his way to a Rotary Club meeting. The decision may have saved his life. Tina Escalona, a 51-year-old healthcare marketer, was staring up at the sky, nozzle in hand, when Walker first approached...

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