Discovery Could Reduce Chemotherapy's Side Effects (DukeHealth.org)
Mar. 11, 2012
A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy tissue.
Portion of New Duke Medicine Circle Opens Dec. 5 (http://construction.dukemedicine.org/)
Dec. 1, 2011
As part of preparations for the opening of the new Duke Cancer Center in February, a portion of the new Duke Medicine Circle will open to vehicular traffic on Dec. 5.
Understanding Aggressive Breast Cancers Could Ease Racial Disparities in Death Rates (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 20, 2011
Some aggressive breast cancer tumors that disproportionately strike African-American women are known to take up blood sugar very rapidly. Now researchers from the Women's Wellness Program at Duke University have found a similar tendency in premalignant breast cells from high-risk African-American women.
Costly Blood Clots More Common than Expected Among Cancer Patients (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 19, 2011
An analysis of more than 30,000 cancer patients has shown that blood clots are a more common complication than doctors may realize, causing additional hospitalizations and driving up the cost of care, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher.