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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.

NIH Awards $2.5 Million For Prostate Cancer Research

A group of researchers led by Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, professor of medicine and surgery at Duke Cancer Institute, has recently been awarded $2,500,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the connection between hormonal resistance in prostate cancer with metastasis and...

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...

Enzalutamide Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A multi-institutional group of clinical researchers, led by Duke Cancer Institute’s Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, FACP, published a new report this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) that describes results from the ARCHES study. ARCHES prospectively studied and evaluated the efficacy and...

DOD Awards $1.6 Million To Study Health Disparity in Prostate Cancer

A group of researchers led by Daniel George, MD, professor of medicine and surgery at Duke Cancer Institute, have recently been awarded $1,609,691 from the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program ( PCRP ) to study health disparity in metastatic prostate cancer. George’s project is...

Study Finds How Prostate Cancer Cells Mimic Bone When They Metastasize

Prostate cancer often becomes lethal as it spreads to the bones, and the process behind this deadly feature could potentially be turned against it as a target for bone-targeting radiation and potential new therapies. In a study published online Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE , Duke Cancer...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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,...

Farmer Remains True To His Roots During Cancer Treatment

As a child growing up in the 1950s, Ernest “Otto” Griffin, spent a great deal of time outdoors working on his family’s farm in Seven Springs, North Carolina. Those years sparked a love of agriculture in Griffin, who eventually became the head forester at Duke Forest. As famous forester Jack C...

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