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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...

Survivorship Day Attracts Hundreds of Guests

Hundreds of patients, their loved ones and caregivers—more than 500 altogether—attended Survivorship Day activities in Wake County, on June 4, and in Durham, on June 5. Both events featured activities designed to help guest relax, rejuvenate and educate. Approximately 30 local businesses...

Survivorship Day Slated For June

Duke Cancer Institute will host its annual Survivorship Day on two days, at two locations —Tuesday, June 4, at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Duke Cancer Center Durham. “Our Survivorship Day is a day set aside for rejuvenation and...

Hundreds Attend Supportive Care & Survivorship Days

Hundreds of patients, caregivers, survivors and loved ones attended Duke Cancer Institute’s annual Supportive Care and Survivorship Day held in two locations on two different days — at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center on June 5 and at Duke Cancer Center in Durham on June 6. More than 300 total visitors (...

Duke Raleigh Cancer Center To Host Survivorship Day

Duke Raleigh Cancer Center will host its annual Cancer Survivors Day on Friday, June 9, at 5 p.m. in the Duke Raleigh Gardens (adjacent to the cancer center). The event, designed for patients, their families, friends and caregivers, is a celebration for cancer survivors, a means to inspire and...

Supportive Care & Survivorship Day Slated For June 7

Supportive Care and Survivorship Day recognizes and celebrates patients, survivors and caregivers. It’s a day full of pampering and educational activities. “The cancer journey can be at times filled with anxiety and stress,” said Kristy Everett, LRT/CTRS, one of the event’s organizers. “We hope...

Oeffinger Appointed

Kevin Charles Oeffinger, MD, has been named director of the Duke Cancer Supportive Care and Survivorship Center at Duke Cancer Institute. He has also been charged with establishing the Duke Center for Onco-Primary Care, an innovative program within the Duke Cancer Institute, in partnership with the...