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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.

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.

Duke Researchers Awarded $1 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute's Steven Patierno, PhD; Daniel George, MD; Jennifer Freedman, PhD; Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD and Amanda Hargrove, PhD have been awarded a Movember Foundation-Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award. The project includes a number of key co-...

New Advances in Overcoming Prostate Cancer Disparities

African American men are nearly two times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men and nearly three times more likely to die from the disease. In North Carolina, the rate of prostate cancer-related deaths among African Americans is higher than the national average. Researchers at the...

Deputy Director Receives Equity, Diversity And Inclusion Award

Deputy director of Duke Cancer Institute Steven Patierno, PhD, recently received the 2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award from the Duke Office for Institutional Equity. Patierno wears many hats, so to speak. He is responsible for overseeing all of DCI's initiatives in the realms of...

September 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 Kevin Oeffinger, MD; Andrew Armstrong, MD; Mark Dewhirst, MD, PhD; and many others.

March 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 Steven Patierno, PhD; Charles Gersbach, PhD; E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Donald McDonnell, MD; and many more.

Supportive Care And Survivorship Day

The cancer journey is challenging at best. Consultations with multiple oncology specialists, surgeries, infusions and radiation are just par for the course. With so much focus on the disease, a day of rejuvenation is just what the doctor ordered. “Our patients are our heroes,” said Steve Patierno,...

July Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Carol Hanh, MD; Ashutosh Chilkoti, MD; Andrew Berchuck, MD; and many more.

Senator Thom Tillis Visits Duke Cancer Institute

On Friday, June 5, Duke University Office of Government Relations hosted Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, DCI; Steve Patierno, PhD, deputy director; and DUHS chief operating officer Carolyn Carpenter, MHA, welcomed Tillis and his wife, Susan. Kastan and...

May Newsmakers

Read here for a sample of some of the DCI physicians, physician-scientists and researchers whose work was featured in the media and academic journals this month. This list includes Shelley Hwang, MD; Gayathri Devi, PhD, Valarie Worthy, RN; and many more.