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Duke Prostate & Urologic Cancer Center 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.

Polascik Receives Trent Fund Grant

Thomas J. Polascik, MD, received a Fall 2018 Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund grant for his work — “Image-guided multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging – transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy: comparison of cancer detection rate and the changes in sexual function between 6...

DCI Launches Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers

Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) officially launched the new DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers, a center of excellence supporting a growing multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research team. The DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers will be led by a multi-disciplinary...

Tailgate To Tackle Cancer

The Prostate & Urologic Cancer Center recently announced its first annual Tackle Cancer Tailgate to be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, before the Duke vs UNC Football game. Each year, North Carolina’s two teams in different shades of blue battle it out on the football field to earn the right to...

Biden Cancer Community Summit Hosted At Duke Cancer Center

On Sept. 21, former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, MD, will host the National Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on the patient’s journey — from prevention to a cancer diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship — and...

McNamara Receives PCF Young Investigator Award

Megan McNamara, MD, has been named one of 29 Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award recipients for 2018. McNamara is also one of only eleven PCF Young Investigator Awardees conducting research to improve prostate cancer outcomes in U.S. veterans. The award includes three years of...

Duke Researchers Awarded $ 1 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists Steven Patierno, PhD; Daniel George, MD; Jennifer Freedman, PhD; Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD and Amanda Hargrove, PhD have been awarded a Movember Foundation-Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award. The project includes a number of key co-...

Senter Named Administrative Director for Genitourinary Oncology Program

Brian Senter, MBA, was recently named administrative director for Duke Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program. In his new role, Senter will provide overall administrative leadership for the program as well as provide financial and analytical support for all of the DCI programs. “We...

Prostate Cancer Patient Stays In The Game

It’s an early Monday morning as Robert Dixon, 58, strolls into Duke Cancer Center. He greets the staff behind the information desk before heading over to the elevators, descending down a couple floors to clinic 00. Today is his first appointment with his radiation oncologist. A few months ago,...

Gingrich Appointed Chief of Urology at Durham VA

Jeffrey R. Gingrich, MD, has been appointed Chief of Urology at Durham Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. He will also accept faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at Duke. After interim coverage by Cary Robertson, MD, he replaces Philip Walther, MD, as Durham Veterans Affairs Medical...

Bone Scan Software Accurately Calculates Prognosis of Advanced Prostate Cancer

A software tool to automatically calculate how extensively bones have been infiltrated by prostate cancer is both accurate and speedy, capturing key prognostic information related to survival and the development of symptoms over time. The software, called the automated bone scan index, was tested...

Utah Cancer Expert Named Chair Of Department of Medicine

Kathleen Cooney, MD, a medical oncologist and internationally known physician scientist, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Cooney joins Duke from the University of Utah School of Medicine, where she is the H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential...

Free Prostate Cancer Screening (9.8 and 9.9.18)

Men between the ages of 45‐75 who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer, are invited to come and get a free onsite prostate cancer screening; including prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE), at the locations and times listed below. Free blood pressure exams,...

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