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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.

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...

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...

The Long Run: Relay Team Turns Tide For Breast Cancer Patients In Need

Led by Duke breast cancer surgeon Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, a team of mainly Duke and UNC women's healthcare providers — the BAMRs — will traverse the long and winding rural roads of eastern North Carolina once again this October to aid breast cancer patients who can’t afford their treatments.

June Newsmakers Including ASCO Coverage

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 special ASCO coverage. This list features Yousuf Zafar, MD; Carey Anders, MD; Thomas Stinchcombe, MD; and many more. It is...

With NCCN Grant, GI Clinicians Tackle Fractured Care

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute surgical oncologist Dan Blazer III, MD , surgery resident Daniel P. Nussbaum, MD , and Duke Cancer Network medical director Linda M. Sutton, MD , has been awarded $100,000 by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology...

May 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 this month. This list features Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD; and many more. It is...

October 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 this month. This list features Rachel Greenup, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many more.

Breast Cancer Patients Prefer Knowing Costs Prior to Starting Treatment

patientfinancialtoxicity.jpg Even when they had good health insurance coverage, women with breast cancer reported having financial worries related to their care, and the vast majority said they preferred to know about treatment costs at the time of diagnosis. The findings from a study by Duke...

Greenup Hopes To Reel In Big Catch For Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer surgeon Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, began running when she was just 11 years old. She was one of six children and there was little opportunity for alone time. “Running was a way for me to find some peace and quiet in our otherwise crazy household,” she shared. “And it gave me a chance to...

July Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists, researchers and nurses whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Henry Friedman, MD. Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD; Julie Sosa, MD and many others.

Reducing Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Treatment Costs

More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. The researchers found that the annual estimated cost...