DCI Blog


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.

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...

Taking Steps To Get A Better Look

Having just sent a surgical specimen to pathology, gynecologic cancer surgeon Andrew Berchuck, MD, pauses to call pathologist Shannon McCall, MD, to get her assessment before proceeding further. As she goes into detail about the frozen section projected on her screen, he interrupts, “I’ll be right...

Local Artist Paints Shades Of Hope

When Julie Cardillo was diagnosed with cancer she turned to a soothing sanctuary where for most of her lifetime she has best been able to express the emotions within. With richly pigmented tools of the trade, Cardillo began to detail her journey with careful sweeps on the blank canvas before her. A...