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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 ...

Duke Hospitals Each Score an A in Hospital Safety
Duke Hospitals Each Score an A in Hospital Safety

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital each scored an A in the fall 2015 hospital safety survey compiled by the Leapfrog G ...

Duke Launches Free Autism App
Duke Launches Free Autism App

A team of Duke researchers and software developers has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world.

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 ...

Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke
Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke

Duke surgeons performed separated conjoined twins during a nine-hour operation that took place in June of 2015. Eight-month-old twins, Josiah and Aryan Covingt ...

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 ...

Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure
Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure

Can stem cells improve your heart’s function following heart damage? That’s the question behind several clinical trials at Duke. As leaders in cardiac stem cel ...

Duke Life Flight: Saving Lives for 30 Years
Duke Life Flight: Saving Lives for 30 Years

Aaron Thompson knew something was seriously wrong when he woke up December 20, 2013. He credits Duke Life Flight for getting him to Duke University Hospital in ...

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 ...