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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.

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...

May 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 John Sampson, MD, PhD; Daniel George, MD; Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD; Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD; and many others.

January 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 Ray Barfield, MD; E. Shelley Hwang, MD; Henry S. Friedman, MD; Thomas LeBlanc, MD; Angeles Secord, MD; and...

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Cost Effective?

A group of Duke Cancer Institute gynecologic oncology researchers has published a new paper this month with their projections on the cost-effectiveness of ovarian cancer screening in the U.S., based on their analysis of published results of the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (...

A Value-Based Approach To The Use Of PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer

A group of Duke Cancer Institute gynecologic oncologists, led by Andrew Berchuck, MD, are advising, in a perspectives article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , that an evidence- and biomarker guided strategy-offers the best value-based approach to the use of oral PARP inhibitor drugs as...

New Fall Reads By DCI Faculty Featured

Duke Today compiles a seasonal list of new publications by Duke faculty. Several Duke Cancer Institute members were among those featured in the most recent edition — "New Reads This Fall From Duke Faculty" — including Andrew Berchuck, MD; Gretchen Kimmick, MD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; Darell Bigner,...

December 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 Elizabeth Reap, PhD; Gita Suneja, MD; Brant Inman MD, MA; Henry Friedman, MD; and many others.

November 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 John Hillson, RN, OCN; Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, Timothy J. Robinson, MD, PhD, and many others.

Ovarian Cancer Walk Raises $250K for DCI Research

The 15th annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run, held on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Raleigh, raised more than $250,000 this year for ovarian cancer research at Duke Cancer Institute. Andrew Berchuck, MD, who directs the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Duke Cancer Institute’s...

Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology: Edition 7

UPDATE: In September 2018 the British Medical Association (BMA) recognized Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology 7th Edition as a “highly commended” book in the field of oncology. Andrew Berchuck , MD, James M. Ingram Professor Gynecologic Oncology and director of the Duke Division of...

April 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 Michael Kastan, MD, PhD; Julie Sosa, MD, MA, FACS; Andrew Berchuck, MD; and many more.

Genetic Study Identifies 12 New Variants For Ovarian Cancer

A genetic examination of the DNA of almost 100,00 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic variants that increase risk of developing the disease and confirmed the association of 18 of the previously published variants. Published...

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