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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.

July 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 Fumiko Chino, MD; Gayathri Devi, PhD; Keith Sullivan, MD; Michael Morse, MD; and many more. It is continuously being updated...

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...

NCCU & Duke Students Learn Mentor-Mentee Communication Skills

On Wednesday, February 27, a cohort of six graduate students from Duke and six from North Carolina Central University plus one postdoctoral fellow from each school — gathered for a mentor-mentee communications workshop — the third in a series of trainings designed to engage underrepresented...

Diversity Training Pilot For Research Teams Launched

Low participation in cancer research and clinical trials is an ongoing national problem that contributes to cancer health disparities. Nationally, only about two to five percent of minorities participate in clinical trials. One primary reason most patients don’t participate in clinical trials,...

December 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 Nadine Barrett, PhD; Mitchell Horwitz, MD; Michael Morse, MD; John Strickler, MD; Will Eward MD, DVM; and many...

Increasing and Diversifying Clinical Trials: The Yale Model

Last month, the deputy director and chief operating officer of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS, shared Yale’s comprehensive and integrated model to increase and diversify clinical trial participation with an invited group of Duke Cancer Institute and Duke...

IBC Consortium Translates Research Into Action

The Duke Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) recently hosted its first-ever annual meeting — “Engaging Our Community in IBC Research and Awareness .” Held in partnership with the IBC Network Foundation , Duke Cancer Institute, Duke, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of...

February 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 includes Nelson Chao, MD; Pamela Bowman,BSN, RN, OCN; Tian Zhang, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; and many others.

October 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 Daniel George, MD; Nadine Barrett, PhD; Neil Spector, MD; Brant Inman, MD, MS; Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MS; and...

Barrett Appointed to National Health Disparities Role

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, inaugural director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED), has been appointed as a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Health Disparities . The institute is an independent, non-...

DCI Receives 2017 ACCC Innovator Award

Duke Cancer Institute is among 10 cancer centers named by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) to receive its 2017 Innovator Award. "These forward-thinking Cancer Program Members have created innovative strategies for the effective delivery of cancer care," announced the ACCC. Through...

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