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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.

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...

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,...

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...

Cancer Survivor Takes Back Control

“We know you have cancer, but we can’t find it,” the doctors told William “Bill” Dillard during the early months of 2014. After five prostate cancer biopsies producing the same, inconclusive results and with his PSA level continuing to rise, Dillard’s urologist recommended he undergo an emerging...

New Prostate Cancer Prognostic Model For Enzalutamide

Researchers at the Duke Prostate & Urologic Cancer Center, led by genitourinary oncologist Andrew Armstrong, MD, have recently developed a novel nomogram, a prognostic model that measures overall survival for men with metastatic prostate cancer who were treated with enzalutamide, according to...

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...

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