Biological Diversity of Ovarian Cancer Lessens Value of Screening (DukeHealth.org)
Dec. 13, 2010
Cancer prevention experts have long been frustrated by the lack of a meaningful way to screen women for ovarian cancer. It is a relatively rare disease that often progresses with few symptoms until it is too late for potentially curative treatments, and elevated values of the most commonly used biomarker used in screening, CA125, are also related to other disorders.
Two Studies Find New Genetic Links to Ovarian Cancer Risk (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 19, 2010
An international consortium of scientists has discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population, according to two separate studies published online in Nature Genetics.
National Cancer Institute Renews Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Grant (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 14, 2010
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) has received a 5-year, $30 million core grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support its broad range of clinical, research, and educational programs designed to lessen the impact of cancer upon the lives of people throughout North Carolina and beyond.
Alphavirus-Based Vaccine May Slow Some Cancers (DukeHealth.org)
Aug. 2, 2010
An experimental vaccine based on a virus that causes encephalitis in the wild appears to block tumor growth in some cases of advanced cancer, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Duke and Bulls Join to Strike Out Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
July 29, 2010
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Durham Bulls have joined together for the 2nd year to “Strike Out Cancer” (SOC). The program is designed to raise awareness for cancer and funds to support cancer research at Duke.
Duke Medicine to Host Regional Cancer Summit (DukeHealth.org)
Apr. 22, 2010
Duke Medicine will host a regional summit on cancer Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park.
Cancer of Any Type Can Cause Prolonged Sexual Dysfunction (DukeHealth.org)
Apr. 1, 2010
Cancer often leads to significant and long-term disruption in sexual function and intimacy, regardless of the type of cancer or how far along the patient is in the treatment plan, according to a new study from Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) appearing in the journal Psycho-Oncology.