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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.

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...

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...

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,...

Get In The Game. Know Your Scores.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Moreover, men of African descent are 73 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men and are nearly 2.3 times...

Blurring The Racial Lines On Prostate Cancer

An increased survival benefit for African-American men with advanced prostate cancer and a stronger response to hormone therapy were the centerpieces of key racial disparity studies presented by researchers from Duke’s Prostate & Urologic Cancer Center at the 2018 American Society of Clinical...