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Read about the innovative approaches taken by Duke doctors to treat cancer -- and the people whose lives have been affected.

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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 ...

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 ...

Bouncing back after rare cartilage cancer
Bouncing back after rare cartilage cancer

Brandon Lail has always been known for his upbeat approach to life. However, even he had trouble staying positive after cartilage cancer took his right arm and ...

Run/Walk to Support Brain Tumor Research
Run/Walk to Support Brain Tumor Research

Clara Guy will never forget the day doctors diagnosed her with an aggressive brain tumor and told her she had 18 months to live. Today, the mother of two is a ...

Tetanus Vaccine Helps Improve Survival in People with Glioblastoma
Tetanus Vaccine Helps Improve Survival in People with Glioblastoma

Nine years ago, Sandy Hillburn was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told she had three months to live. Today, she walks up to four miles per day and enjoys mon ...

High Cost of Cancer Drugs Can be Bad for your Health
High Cost of Cancer Drugs Can be Bad for your Health

Cancer treatments are supposed to help you get better, but ongoing research finds their high costs may be having the opposite effect. Here, Yousuf Zafar, MD, a ...

Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy
Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy

With a long history of aggressive breast cancer in her family, Kesha Dozier of Raleigh decided, with her doctor's advice, to take matters into her own hands an ...

Two Paths to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Two Paths to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Experts tell us that treating cancer is about treating the person, not the disease. When it comes to the prostate, men have a wide range of treatment options t ...

Endoscopic Surgery Removes Pituitary Tumor, Restores Teenager’s Vision
Endoscopic Surgery Removes Pituitary Tumor, Restores Teenager’s Vision

Sydney McCann was back to playing volleyball two weeks after Duke neurosurgeon Ali Zomorodi, MD, used an endoscope to reach and remove a tumor that was pressin ...

Improving Prostate Cancer Detection
Improving Prostate Cancer Detection

A new technology that fuses MRI with ultrasound images is changing prostate cancer biopsies. Duke doctors are also using it to differentiate prostate cancer th ...

Mustaches for Movember
Mustaches for Movember

During the month of November, Duke doctors grow their facial hair in support of the Movember Foundation. The movement raises awareness and funds for prostate c ...