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We invite you to share your story to help raise awareness. If you have been or are being treated for cancer at Duke or if you are a caregiver, we'd like to know how cancer care, research or clinical trials at Duke has affected your life. Are you a donor? If so, please consider sharing you story. Tell us why you choose to team up with Duke Cancer Institute. For more information or to share your story, please contact Sara Wajda, Director of Annual Giving, DCI Development.

High School Student Adds Cancer Awareness To Senior-Year Curriculum

Brittany Kirby, 17, was devastated when she lost her grandmother, Joan Gregg, in June to uterine cancer. Kirby was just four years old when her grandmother received her first diagnosis of cancer – colon cancer. Tenacious and resolute, Joan beat her cancer – not once, but twice. In June, however,...

Eighty-Two-Year-Old Lung Cancer Survivor Jumps In Support Of DCI

This isn’t Bob Norris’s first rodeo. To raise awareness and funds in support of the Duke Cancer Institute, the 82-year-old New Bern resident is once again dropping everything for what has become an annual free-fall adventure. “I thought about all the different ways I could help make a difference,”...

Partnering to Fight Cancer

Elizabeth Harden, MD’78, HS’81-’84, and Richard Hoefer, DO, have known the value of a good partnership since they met 30 years ago, while both were serving in the Air Force in Texas. They’ve been a couple ever since, in life and in work. Harden, a medical oncologist, and Hoefer, a surgical...

Climbing to the Top for Cancer Research

For a guy who has spent most of his life at sea level, Barrett Whitten has an unusual affinity for altitude. Born in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and raised in another port city, Charleston, South Carolina, where he still lives, Whitten was one of those sun-bronzed kids who...