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DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers 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 faculty and staff. Subscribers are invited to submit story ideas and other news of interest. Email submissions and feedback to Jessica Hyland, Editor-In-Chief.

Zhang 2019 KCA Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award (YIA) to Tian Zhang, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke Cancer Institute. The $75,000 award will fund ongoing research with an immediate impact in the field of kidney cancer. Zhang joins three other...

NIH Awards $2.5 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A group of researchers led by Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, professor of medicine and surgery at Duke Cancer Institute, has recently been awarded $2,500,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the connection between hormonal resistance in prostate cancer with metastasis and...

2019 Men’s Health Screening Event Helps Men Get In The Game

Nearly 300 men participated in this year’s annual Men's Health Screening event. For the past two decades Duke University Health System, in partnership with Lincoln Community Health Center, has co-hosted the outreach event aimed at screening a diversity of men in the local community for chronic...

PHEN Hosts 2019 Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will host the 15th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit in Washington, DC, on September 12 – 13, 2019. Daniel George, MD, will present on “The African American Disparity – Biology or Access?” The two-day summit connects prostate...

The Home Run of Cancer Care

Paula Allen, 46, is the quintessential baseball mother, cheering on her children every time they stepped up to the plate. While she knew that not every hit would be a grand slam, she also trusted that if her children persisted they would eventually knock it out of the park. In July 2013, after...

2019 Men's Health Screening

Get in the game — know your scores. Duke Cancer Institute's Office of Health Equity (OHE) and its partner Lincoln Community Health Center will offer FREE prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Men between the ages of 45 and 75, who have never been diagnosed with...

Gupta Appointed Division Chief of Abdominal Imaging

Rajan T. Gupta, MD, associate professor of Radiology and assistant professor of Surgery, has been appointed the Division Chief of Abdominal Imaging for Duke Radiology. “I am delighted that Dr. Gupta will take on this leadership position in the department. Over the years, he has been a prolific and...

Enzalutamide Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A multi-institutional group of clinical researchers, led by Duke Cancer Institute’s Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, FACP, published a new report this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) that describes results from the ARCHES study. ARCHES prospectively studied and evaluated the efficacy and...

With Robust Molecular Tumor Registry "MrT," The Stars Align

Some of the newest and most exciting cancer drugs target tumors that have a specific genetic mutation or characteristic. These targeted therapies block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecular targets on those tumors that are involved in the growth, progression and...

New Robotic Surgical Innovation Helps Nurse Recover

Duke University Hospital recently performed a surgery using the new da Vinci SP® Single Port Surgical System by Intuitive Surgical, becoming one of only 15 medical sites in the country with the single port robot. Duke is also the first hospital in North Carolina to use this new innovation, which is...

DOD Awards $1.6 Million To Study Health Disparity in Prostate Cancer

A group of researchers led by Daniel George, MD, professor of medicine and surgery at Duke Cancer Institute, have recently been awarded $1,609,691 from the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program ( PCRP ) to study health disparity in metastatic prostate cancer. George’s project is...

Duke AUA 2019 Recap

Duke 2019 AUA Recap Duke Urology and the DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers recently presented at the 2019 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Now in its 114thyear, the AUA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of urologists in the world. The...

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