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60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma
60 Minutes Updates Viewers on Poliovirus Therapy for Glioblastoma

In a poignant, two-part segment May 15, 2016, CBS’s 60 Minutes returned to Duke to update viewers on the poliovirus therapy developed and tested by researchers ...

Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
Breast Surgeon Shelley Hwang, MD, Named Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Shelley Hwang, MD, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, has been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a pioneer in her ...

Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital
Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional breast cancer patients in need of physical therapy no longer need to travel to two sites.

Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast
Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast

Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little ...

Complex Neck Surgery for Medullary Thyroid Cancer Restores Health and Hope
Complex Neck Surgery for Medullary Thyroid Cancer Restores Health and Hope

Pope “Mac” McCorkle thought his severe bouts of diarrhea were a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, but soon learned it signaled medullary thyroid cancer. Aft ...

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 respons ...

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. ...

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 ...