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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.

Designer To Donate 20 Percent Of All Online Sales To Duke Cancer Institute

Established in 2001, Myrna Halpern Jewelry features six new collections each year. Throughout September, Myrna Halpern Jewelry will donate 20 percent of all online sales to Duke Cancer Institute. "I am a two-time cancer survivor and feel so blessed that in both cases my prognosis was good," said...

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, including Gita Suneja, MD; Rachel Greenup, MD; Judd Moul, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

Campus Club Wants You

Duke Campus Club is inviting new members to join at its annual fall reception at Hill House (900 S. Duke Street, Durham) on Friday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a wonderful opportunity to meet with current and future members, as well as become acquainted with the many interest...

Current Issues For The Advanced Practice Provider

You are invited to "Current Issues for the Advanced Practice Provider," to be held on October 4, 2019.

DCI Scientific Retreat (10.25.19)

The 6th Annual Scientific Retreat will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham. The O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture, in honor of Dr. Michael Colvin, Director Emeritus of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor...

Cellular Therapy To Host Yard Sale To Benefit Blood Cancer Patients

The Division of Cellular Therapy will host an indoor yard sale at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers are accepting household donations (no clothes) during the evenings, 5 to 8 p.m., of Aug. 14, 15 and 16. Donations can be dropped off at the church...

Mother’s Cancer Battle Prompts Turning Tables For Onetime Textile Designer

Susan C. Hicks Hope Charities To Host Benefit Golf Tournament Having earned a degree in textile design from North Carolina State University, Anderson Garrett was working for a textile manufacturing company when in April 2006 her mother learned she had adenocarcinoma, a non-small cell lung cancer...

Science of Metabolism Provides Insight on Using a Nutrient to Slow Cancer

A team of Duke Health researchers is looking to change that. Using the science of metabolism in laboratory, animal and human experiments, the researchers are exploring how nutrients and chemicals in food navigate the same molecular pathways used by certain cancer therapies to slow tumor growth.

Cost of Breast Cancer Surgery Influences Many Women’s Treatment

Even among well-educated women with health insurance coverage, a significant proportion said the costs of cancer treatment influenced the type of surgery they chose for breast cancer treatment, a study led by the Duke Cancer Institute found. The finding, published online in the Journal of Oncology...

Shake Your Teal Feathers To Host Second Annual Garage Sale

Team Shake Your Teal Feathers, whose members work at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh, is raising funds to support the 2019 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer 5K and Walk . To help with their fundraising, the team will host a Shake Your Teal Feathers Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4101...

Duke Oncologists Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

For a sixth year, Duke Cancer Institute is teaming up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) as local presenting sponsor for its October Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This year's walk will held at Midtown Park at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 2018...

Secord Awarded $1 Million

Angeles Secord, MD, MHSc, has been awarded a $1 million grant funded by the 2019 Kay Yow Cancer Fund and The V Foundation For Cancer Research to support the project, “Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium.” The award will be paid in annual installments of $250,000 over the four...

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