Lace Up With Marcom And Telloni For Komen 5K (5.5.18)
The 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen® Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, will be held on Saturday, May 5, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive, in Durham, NC.
The annual fundraising event features a 5k run/walk and a Survivor Celebration that honors participants who have battled breast cancer. Plans this year also include a a Kids Fun Zone, a Tailgate Zone with the Triangle's most popular food trucks, a beer-tasting garden and more.
Paul Kelly Marcom, MD, is captaining the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) team. Marcom, a breast oncologist and researcher, directs the DCI Breast Cancer Program and is clinical director for the Duke Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer. He participates in clinical trials investigating new chemotherapeutic and biologic treatments, and his areas of research expertise include cell cycle alterations in malignancy, breast cancer and hereditary cancer genetics.
, is leading Stacy Telloni, MD, MPHDuke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh Rack Pack team. Telloni is a breast oncologist/hematologist with Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh who works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide care for breast cancer patients from the time of diagnosis through survivorship. She received her MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and also did her residency there. Telloni did her fellowship and served as chief fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
“For a 17th consecutive year, Duke Cancer Institute is partnering with Komen Race For The Cure® to serve as local presenting sponsor,” said Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director of Duke Cancer Institute. “The longtime relationship unites the organizations’ shared passion to end breast cancer by ensuring science continues to move forward toward a cure.”
Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised through Susan G. Komen races remain in local communities to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area. The remaining 25 percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national research program.
To date, Duke has received $19.9 million in Susan G. Komen-funded research grants. Komen is currently funding $2.9 million in active grants at Duke. Current award recipients include:
- Kimberly Blackwell, MD
- Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD
- Jian Chen, PhD
- Erika Crosby, PhD
- Zachary Hartman, PhD
- Neil Spector, MD
- Tian Hongyu, PhD
For more information or to register for the Susan G. Komen® Triangle Race for the Cure, visit Team Duke Cancer Institute, led by P. Kelly Marcom, MD, or the Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh Rack Pack team, captained by Stacy Telloni, MD, MPH. Race registration, the survivor pavilion and race festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. The timed 5K race starts at 8 a.m. and the untimed 5K and one mile fun run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be a “kids dash” at 11 a.m.