Category: Announcements

Apr 03

Duke Cancer Institute Moves Blog To New Website

Please Note: The DCI Blog is now located at our newly redesigned website: dukecancerinstitute.org. Editors invite DCI sites.duke.edu subscribers to follow and subscribe to our new blog by visiting http://dukecancerinstitute.org/blog. The subscribe button is located at the upper right of the landing page. There are numerous reasons for having a web presence, but many would argue visibility and …

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Mar 17

Kastan, Modrich Elected Fellows Of The AACR Academy Class Of 2017

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and Paul Modrich, PhD, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, have been elected as Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2017. The AACR Academy serves to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation …

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Mar 15

André To Retire After More Than 20 Years Of Service

Duke Cancer Institute congratulates Alison André on her retirement from the Duke University Health System. Alison André first came to Raleigh Community (now Duke Raleigh) Hospital in 1991 as a weekend physical therapist during graduate school before joining the team full time as the director of Sports Medicine and later director of Rehabilitation Services. She …

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Mar 14

Be The Match

You’re invited to Be The Match on Friday, March 17, at Duke Hospital Medical Library on the 8th floor of Duke North in Durham, North Carolina. This is your opportunity to be involved — to transplant hope. On Feb. 14, David Zaas, MD, president, Duke Raleigh Hospital, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Support and …

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Mar 13

Miller Named Administrative Director

Nolan Miller, MHA, was recently named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Thoracic, Endocrine Neoplasia, and Head & Neck programs. In his new role, Miller will provide overall administrative leadership for the programs. This will include program development, space and facilities planning, and collaborative leadership to support the clinical, academic and research missions of these programs across …

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Mar 13

Goins Competes For Woman Of The Year

Jennifer Goins, a program coordinator for Duke Department of Immunology, has been nominated to compete in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 Woman of the Year campaign. Goins hopes to help bring leukemia, a disease to which she lost her two-year-old nephew, to its proper end. “It is a devastating loss for my sister, …

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Mar 13

Thomas LeBlanc Appointed AAHPM Fellow

Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, was recently appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). LeBlanc, a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist as well as a medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist, was also recognized by AAHPM in 2015 as an Inspirational Leader Under 40. According to the American Academy of Hospice …

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Mar 07

Lung Cancer Initiative To Host Evening of Hope Gala

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 10th Annual Evening of Hope Gala at the North Ridge Country Club, in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 1. The event includes dinner and a live auction. More than 219,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. It is the leading cause of death among American …

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Mar 03

DCI Seminar Series (3.22.17)

Kristopher Sarosiek, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present “Primed for life or death: dynamic regulation of apoptosis in cancers and healthy tissues” at the next DCI Seminar Series, which will be held on Wednesday, March 22. Sarosiek pursued graduate training in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of …

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Feb 21

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow with Malfunction of Cholesterol Control in Cells

Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team led by researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have identified a cellular process that cancer cells hijack to hoard cholesterol and fuel their growth. Identifying this process could inform the development of better …

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