Join Us for Virtual Survivorship Day

UPDATE: This has been extended through the end of August. Find videos as well as recordings of the live events on the Virtual Survivorship Day site through the end of August.

Traditional gatherings may have changed for all us, but the need to stay connected remains the same. Even though we won’t be joining together to celebrate survivorship in person for this year’s Survivorship Day, you will still have an opportunity to hear directly from Duke Cancer Institute patient support staff.

“As we have done each year, our focus will remain on rejuvenation and education,” said Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, director, Cancer Support & Survivorship, at DCI. “Our doctors, therapists, child life specialists, social workers, self-image consultants and many more individuals have created videos to highlight the services, resources and helpful tips they would have featured at Survivorship Day to assist with navigating life during and after cancer treatment.”

Video presentations feature rejuvenation services such as makeup and skin care tips and scarf tying and wig-styling pointers. Other videos include gentle yoga, journaling, meditation and expressive arts. Educational offerings highlight supportive care services such as medical family therapy, sexual health, psychology, chaplain services, nutrition, clinical social work and many more.


The Duke Supportive Care and Survivorship Center have also planned three LIVE EVENTS, beginning at noon on Tuesday, June 9, when Duke Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen Triangle to Coast join together to answer patients' questions on a variety of topics related to breast cancer and survivorship. This virtual event is open to everyone who has faced breast cancer, regardless of where you are in your journey.

The panel will be moderated by Teresa Dunlap, VP, Komen NCTC Board of Directors, who's a breast cancer survivor herself. 


Susan Dent, MD, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist with a focus on breast cancer
Co-Director, Duke Cardio-Oncology Program
Associate Director of Breast Cancer Clinical Research
Duke Cancer Institute

Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT
Director, Cancer Support and Survivorship
Co-Director, Center for Onco-Primary Care
Duke Cancer Institute

Valarie Worthy, MSN, RN
Manager, Patient Navigation
Duke Cancer Institute

The panel will answer patients' questions live and will also take them in advance when patients register.


On Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m., a live cooking demonstration with Survivorship Day regular Chef Sueson Vess, will be held via Facebook Live. And, on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. a live dance class, led by ComMotion, a DCI community partner, will be held. Registration information and further details on these live events can be found on the Live Events page of our Survivorship Day website.


For a full listing of support services available to you and your loved ones, visit or call 919.684.4497.