The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke
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BTC : AACR Team Science Award
Posted by pam on 2014/6/20 18:31:54 (855 reads)

(AACR Press Release)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) awarded the Eighth Annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Malignant Brain Tumor Team at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9.

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BTC : Immortality Gene Mutation Identifies Brain Tumors and Other Cancers
Posted by pam on 2013/4/1 18:43:46 (1985 reads)

By Duke Medicine News and Communications
Published: March 18, 2013

DURHAM, NC – Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research led by Duke Cancer Institute.

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BTC : Elusive Gene Mutations Found for Malignant Brain Tumor
Posted by pam on 2013/4/1 18:42:21 (1821 reads)

By Duke Medicine News and Communications
Published: August 4, 2011

A discovery by scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University could increase the chances for an effective combination of drug therapy to treat the second most common type of brain tumor.

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BTC : Researchers Demystify a Fountain of Youth in the Adult Brain
Posted by pam on 2013/4/1 18:40:46 (1387 reads)

By Duke Medicine News and Communications
Published: July 13, 2011

Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that a “fountain of youth” that sustains the production of new neurons in the brains of rodents is also believed to be present in the human brain.

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BTC : Newly Discovered Gene Could Be a Prime Target in the Most Lethal Brain Cancer
Posted by pam on 2009/2/20 15:18:47 (18082 reads)

Duke Medicine News and Communications

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University have discovered mutations in two genes that could become therapeutic targets in malignant glioma, a dangerous class of brain tumors.

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BTC : Unique Mentoring Program Helps Make Doctors out of Athletes
Posted by pam on 2008/12/5 15:48:49 (17022 reads)

Lauren Shaftel Williams , (919) 684-4966

Georgia Schweitzer Beasley was one of the best women’s basketball players Duke has ever seen. She won ACC player of the year honors twice, was a first-team All American and played for the WNBA for three seasons. But even as an undergraduate at Duke, Georgia knew there would be a life beyond basketball; she aspired to be a surgeon. Planning for that future was a tall order, though, with practice, games and travel taking up the majority of her time.

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BTC : PBTF Gives $6 million to Duke
Posted by pam on 2008/5/15 17:57:16 (37819 reads)

Lauren Shaftel Williams , (919) 684-4966

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) is giving $6 million to its research institute at Duke University to further the work started by a $6 million grant it gave in 2003 to create the institute, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead and Chancellor for Health Affairs Victor J. Dzau, M.D., announced Wednesday.

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BTC : Stephen T. Keir, MPH, DrPH Receives Young Investigator Award
Posted by pam on 2008/1/22 19:17:00 (43590 reads)

Stephen T. Keir, MPH, DrPH
Stephen T. Keir, MPH, DrPH, Receives Young Investigator Award at the Chicago Supportive Oncology Conference, September 27–29, 2007.

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BTC : Who's Who: Dr. Henry Friedman: Cancer Is Curable
Posted by pam on 2008/1/4 20:56:15 (42916 reads)

Metro Magazine Who’s Who January 2008

By Rick Smith

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BTC : Cancer Drug Can Extend Survival in Patients with Deadly Brain Tumors
Posted by pam on 2007/2/21 16:05:00 (84371 reads)

media contact: Lauren Shaftel , (919) 684-4966

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