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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.

DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers Present at EAU

Physician-scientists from DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers recently presented data at the 2019 European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, from March 15 -19. Held annually, over 10,000 colleagues throughout the world gather for the scientific retreat to...

Controversies In Prostate Cancer Treatment & Screening (3.27.19)

Social scientist Jenny Donovan, PhD, FMedSci, a visiting scholar at the Durham VA Health System's Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center (CSPEC) and Duke University, will deliver a talk on "Randomized trials for controversies in prostate cancer treatment and screening: recruitment and...

Blood Tests Predict Effectiveness of Hormonal Therapies

A multi-institutional group of clinical researchers, led by the Duke Cancer Institute’s Andrew Armstrong, MD, McS, FACP, published a new report this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , that describes results from the PROPHECY study, which prospectively compared two blood tests to assess how...

#MyDukeCancerStory: One Size Does Not Fit All

In 2004, Dennis Dunlow, now 47, experienced the moment that redefined his life: the birth of his triplets. Two years later, he experienced that thrilling moment all over again when his family welcomed their youngest son, making him a father of four. For Dunlow, his family has always been the...

Duke Abstracts Accepted For Presentation At 2019 GU ASCO Symposium

The DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers has 18 abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers (GU) Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) taking place Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16 in San Francisco, California. Held annually,...

Study Signals Survival Benefit for Black Men on New Prostate Cancer Drugs

It used to be a statistical fact that African-American men fared worse than whites when battling prostate cancer. But recent research led by scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute has been challenging that notion. Added evidence will be presented Feb. 11 at a meeting of the American Society of...

Zhang To Speak On Kidney Cancer At Patient Forum (3.2.19)

Save the Date: Urologic oncologist Tian Zhang will be speaking to patients about the ever changing first line strategies for mRCC (metastatic renal cell carcinoma) on March 2, 2019, at the Kidney Cancer Patient and Survivor Conference, to be held at The Friday Center, room Dogwood A/B, at 100...

GU January Spotlight

Meet Rhonda Wilder! She’s the Regulatory Coordinator, Senior for the GU Oncology Research Team. In this role, she oversees the approval of studies throughout their life-cycles at Duke. Rhonda and her team manage the IRB submissions for new clinical trials and ensure they get opened for accruals...

Random Acts of Kindness Warm Veteran’s Heart

The dense jungles of Vietnam is where Thomas Johnson, 80, a retired United States Army soldier, learned his definition of survival. Throughout his 21-year career with the military, Johnson was deployed twice to Vietnam, in 1968 and 1970. During his combat service, he survived enemy ambushes,...

Bladder Cancer Survivor Is Grateful For Care, Support

For Red Springs, North Carolina, native Jackie Bounds, family has always been the most important part of his life. He and his wife, Martha, have been married for 34 years and have three children and seven grandchildren. Whether it was taking the annual family vacation or cheering his children on in...

Longo Receives PDC Strenth, Hope and Caring Award

Thomas Longo, MD, urologic oncologist at Duke Raleigh, recently received the 2018 Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) Strength, Hope and Caring Award in the provider category. The Strength, Hope and Caring Program rewards those who go well beyond expectations and whose actions reflect the core of...

Employee Spotlight: Blair Thornburg

Meet Blair! This Roxboro, NC, native, born at Duke Regional Hospital, refers to herself as “just that old country girl” and spent her entire life in the Triangle area. She met her husband, Brooks, while in high school and after a first date to the Palace Point Movie Theater, the rest was history...

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