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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.

Cancer Program Earns CoC Accreditation With Commendation

Duke University Hospital’s NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Program recently earned a three-year accreditation rating, with commendation , from the Commission on Cancer (CoC). Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated...

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...

April 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 Scott Antonia, MD, PhD; Steven Patierno, PhD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD, and many more.

Patient’s Advice: Nourish The Soul     

Nadine Tolman takes a sip of water from a plastic cup that her husband, Fay, has just brought her from the refreshment station. “Remember, you need to stay hydrated,” he says softly, laying his hand on her shoulder, “and don’t forget to eat your lunch.” The gentle gesture from her husband disrupts...

Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Jazz Artist, Gives DCI Benefit Concert

The Calvin Edwards Trio invites the public to “A Night of Jazz to Benefit Cancer Research at Duke” on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. at Duke University’s Nelson Music Room. International jazz and blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Calvin Edwards organized the concert — with bandmates Doug...

Pancreatic Cancer: Facing a Formidable Foe

In February 2016, Tara Wilkes left her job as a decorator and furniture sales associate, locked the door of her second home on Lake Waccamaw and moved back inland to the family home in Rockingham, North Carolina. “I just couldn’t do my job,” said Wilkes, a petite and active 56-year-old grandmother...