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Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination
Duke Cancer Institute Joins National Endorsement of HPV Vaccination

The Duke Cancer Institute joined all 68 other top U.S. cancer centers in issuing a statement that urges increased HPV vaccinations to prevent cancer in respon ...

Sentinel Node Biopsy for Endometrial Cancer Shows Benefits
Sentinel Node Biopsy for Endometrial Cancer Shows Benefits

Identifying and removing sentinel lymph nodes helps doctors stage breast cancer, melanoma and cervical cancer. Sentinel node biopsy is now also benefiting wome ...

Colorectal cancer surgery through small incisions has big quality of life impact
Colorectal cancer surgery through small incisions has big quality of life impact

After being diagnosed with rectal cancer, doctors in Lou Ann Hadlock's hometown told her she would need surgery that would leave her with a permanent colostomy ...

Diagnosing Lung Cancer May Get Easier for Some Patients
Diagnosing Lung Cancer May Get Easier for Some Patients

A new test may reduce the need for expensive and invasive procedures to diagnose lung cancer in some patients. Momen Wahidi, MD, an interventional pulmonologis ...

New Treatment Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Finds Less May Be More
New Treatment Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Finds Less May Be More

People with small thyroid tumors may soon be hearing their doctor recommend they undergo a partial thyroid removal rather than a total removal, based on new Am ...

A New Approach to Treating DCIS
A New Approach to Treating DCIS

Time magazine's cover story sheds light on doctors' new thinking about how to treat ductal carcinoma in-situ or DCIS with active surveillance, rather than more ...

Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Meets Stranger Who Saved His Life
Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Meets Stranger Who Saved His Life

Randy Pence was going to die without a bone marrow transplant to treat his chronic leukemia. A match was found through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. ...

HPV vaccine: Know the myths and the facts
HPV vaccine: Know the myths and the facts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends girls and boys ages 11 and 12 receive a vaccine to protect them against human papillomavirus (H ...

Novel Therapy Offers Second Chance at Life for People with Melanoma
Novel Therapy Offers Second Chance at Life for People with Melanoma

Teresa Byrd almost lost hope after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. After participating in a clinical trial studying a new class of drugs that received F ...

Lung cancer screening: take action now
Lung cancer screening: take action now

Shirley Sulick decided to get screened for lung cancer after reading a magazine article about who is at risk. The screening caught her cancer early. “That deci ...

Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing
Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing

Duke surgeons are using cochlear implants to prevent hearing loss, or restore hearing, in people who lost their hearing when benign tumors pressed on nerves in ...

Celebrating 30 years, 5,000 Adult Bone Marrow Transplants
Celebrating 30 years, 5,000 Adult Bone Marrow Transplants

Gerald Madren was a 29-year-old newlywed when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1997. Nearly 18 years later, he’s cancer free, thanks to a stem cell transplant ...