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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 2019 KCA Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) awarded a prestigious Young Investigator Award (YIA) to Tian Zhang, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke Cancer Institute. The $75,000 award will fund ongoing research with an immediate impact in the field of kidney cancer. Zhang joins three other...

With Robust Molecular Tumor Registry "MrT," The Stars Align

Some of the newest and most exciting cancer drugs target tumors that have a specific genetic mutation or characteristic. These targeted therapies block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecular targets on those tumors that are involved in the growth, progression and...

New Robotic Surgical Innovation Helps Nurse Recover

Duke University Hospital recently performed a surgery using the new da Vinci SP® Single Port Surgical System by Intuitive Surgical, becoming one of only 15 medical sites in the country with the single port robot. Duke is also the first hospital in North Carolina to use this new innovation, which is...

Doctors Take A Plunge For Cancer Research

Ready for a good soaking, oncologists from the DCI Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers and colleagues from around Duke Cancer Institute participated in taking a chilly plunge on May 16, 2019, to raise funds and awareness for breakthrough prostate urologic cancer research. “We couldn’t have...

#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,...

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...

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...

Can Your Treatment Regimen Affect Your Cardiovascular Health?

Nestled in the woods of Duke Forest, you will find the Center for Living Campus at Duke University. It’s an early spring morning as Harry “Randy” Chambers arrives for his weekly exercise appointment. Once inside the building’s walls, Chambers begins to warms up with a brisk walk around the track. “...

Gospel Singer Gives Hereditary Cancer Diagnosis A Different Tune

Every Sunday, you can find Marisha Hargrove, 28, at the front of her hometown church leading the congregation in worship with gospel songs. Marisha’s voice is strong and powerful as she belts out her favorite song “I Don’t Know About Tomorrow,” bringing churchgoers to its feet. The ballad’s lyrics...

Duke Nurse Turned Cancer Survivor

Bethany Clements, 54, has been an oncology nurse at Duke Cancer Institute for the past 25 years. Clements dedicated her career to helping others battling cancer, but in May 2011 she found herself facing her own personal battle with cancer. During one evening work shift, Clements, in an ironic twist...

Duke Abstracts Accepted For Presentation At 2018 GU ASCO Symposium

The Duke Prostate & Urologic Cancer Center has nine abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers (GU) Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) taking place Tuesday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 10 in San Francisco, California. Held annually,...