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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...

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 features Jay Baker, MD; Yousuf Zafar, MD; Cristina Gasparetto, MD; Betty Tong, MD; and many more.

October 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 Rachel Greenup, MD; David Hsu, MD, PhD; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many more.

A Call To Service For Clinician Turned Cancer Patient

Just after the New Year in 2017 Duke Cancer Institute physician assistant Scott Balderson, PA, was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church — a milestone in a long spiritual journey that's mission, he said, paired perfectly with his 20 years of clinical service to lung cancer patients. “Deacons...

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 this month. This list features Annick Desjardins, MD; Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; April Salama, MD; Danielle Brander, MD; and many more.

August 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 Tian Zhang, MD; Arif Kamal, MD, MHS; Kim Slusser, MSN, BSN; Fumiko Chino, MD; and many others.

April 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 Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD; Annick Desjardins, MD, PhD; Thomas D'Amico, MD; and many more.

After Tragic Loss Hickory Man Says Live Or Die, It’s A Win-Win

Brandon Lail, 32, is known for his upbeat approach to life. Nothing much can get him down. However, when cancer took his entire right arm and shoulder, the blow was almost too much to bear. “I’ve always been known for my ability to bounce back from difficulty,” said Lail, who resides in Hickory,...