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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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Device Removes Deep Brain Tumors Through Small Opening
Device Removes Deep Brain Tumors Through Small Opening

Neurosurgeons at Duke are using a cylindrical device to reach and remove deep brain tumors. A small tube inserted through a small opening in the skull eliminat ...

Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis
Treatment Advances Give Hope to People with Brain Metastasis

Lisa VanTress didn’t know why she couldn’t regain her land legs after a 13-hour fishing trip in the summer of 2016. When the dizziness caused her to stumble an ...

Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer
Enjoying Life after Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer

No one in Kathleen O’Day’s New York hometown could figure out why she was experiencing stomach and back pain, vomiting and jaundice. At her son-in-law’s urging ...

Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know
Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

As scientists gain a better understanding of ovarian cancer, their knowledge has led to improved prevention strategies, the discovery of new genes associated w ...

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery

Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn’t find the or ...

Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?
Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Which breast cancer screenings you should have and when you should have them depends on your risk level. A breast cancer risk assessment can help you determine ...

Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Avoids Neck Scar
Robotic Thyroid Cancer Surgery Avoids Neck Scar

To find out whether Laura Kirby had thyroid cancer, her Duke surgeon performed robot-assisted surgery through an incision under her arm. Hear from Kirby and ge ...

Experienced Care Makes Difference in Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Experienced Care Makes Difference in Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Fayetteville artist Stephanie Bostock didn’t know how advanced her thyroid cancer was when she was first diagnosed. But she knew she needed to find experienced ...

Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar
Breast Cancer Surgery With no Visible Scar

Leslie Hollingsworth was in her early 20s when her grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Now 50, Hollingsworth has been doing self-breast exams a ...

Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference
Breast Cancer Treatment in Raleigh Makes Big Difference

For Joy Lathan, receiving her breast cancer treatment in Raleigh, near where she lives in and works, made a big difference. It allowed her to schedule chemothe ...

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 ...