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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 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...

Adventurer Confronts Daunting Cancer Diagnosis

Ron Deranek, 68, loves the adrenaline a great hike brings to him, and he will travel anywhere in North Carolina to seek out the best mountain-top views. When he committed to hiking the Grandfather Trail at Grandfather Mountain, a 2.4-mile ridgetop stretch to Calloway Peak (better known as the “...

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...

Duke Hosts Urologic Assembly & Urologic Cancer Symposium

Duke Urology will host the 51st annual Leading Edge Urology: Duke Urologic Assembly & Urologic Cancer Symposium from March 28 — 31 in Orlando, Florida. This educational conference features lectures by Duke faculty and guest urologists, medical and radiation oncologists. “At Duke, we have...

Shave The Date

Things have been quite hairy around Duke University the month of November. Join the MoDukes as they wrap up #Movember on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. for the third annual “Bid Your Face Off” event at Fullsteam brewery. The event, which is a “Bid Your Face Off” auction gala, will feature creative...

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...

#MoDukes Ready For Movember

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...

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