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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.

The Double Agent Drug

Ines Batinic-Haberle and colleagues developed BMX-001 based on a discovery in a Duke basic research lab. The drug will first be tested in patients with brain cancer and head and neck cancer in clinical trials at Duke in 2016. Duke Cancer Institute member Ines Batinic-Haberle, PhD, holds a vial of...

Vice President Biden Visits Duke As Part Of “Moonshot” Initiative

Invoking the aspirational spirit that put U.S. astronauts on the moon, Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health today as part of the national “moonshot” initiative he is leading to advance cancer research. With the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke University School of Medicine as a backdrop,...

Paul Modrich Shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Duke Cancer Institute member Paul Modrich, PhD, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Modrich is also a James B. Duke professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He shares the prize with Aziz Sancar,...

Thirteen Years and Counting

No one would say it’s a good thing to be diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor at age 30. But Sabrina Lewandowski insists it has changed her life for the better. "Having cancer that early in life made me rethink things," she says. "It has given me time to change myself as a person and live a...

The Answer on the Other End of the Leash

Will Edward, DVM, MD, works to find better treatments for a cancer called sarcoma. It makes no difference to him that half of his patients walk on four legs and bark at the doorbell. Eward, an assistant professor of orthopaedics, treats dogs at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, as well as...

Grateful For Life

On a February Monday night, Lori Elliott, her husband Daniel, and their two children celebrated the end of her active treatment for breast cancer. "We had a birthday cake, and my daughter kept singing happy birthday," Elliott says. "I tried to explain to her that it's not my birthday, but then I...

Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy

With a long history of aggressive breast cancer in her family, Kesha Dozier of Raleigh decided, with her doctor's advice, to take matters into her own hands and undergo a preventive double mastectomy. "Taking preventive action makes me feel really confident," she said about her decision. Taking...

High School Student Adds Cancer Awareness To Senior-Year Curriculum

Brittany Kirby, 17, was devastated when she lost her grandmother, Joan Gregg, in June to uterine cancer. Kirby was just four years old when her grandmother received her first diagnosis of cancer – colon cancer. Tenacious and resolute, Joan beat her cancer – not once, but twice. In June, however,...

Eighty-Two-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Jumps In Support Of DCI

This isn’t Bob Norris’s first rodeo. To raise awareness and funds in support of the Duke Cancer Institute, the 82-year-old New Bern resident is once again dropping everything for what has become an annual free-fall adventure. “I thought about all the different ways I could help make a difference,”...

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