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Nicholas C. DeVito, MD, fellow in Hematology-Oncology, has received one of five Physician-Scientist Training Awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

These are heady days for immunotherapy researchers, the scientists making progress unleashing the human immune system against lethal cancers.

Interventions once envisioned in laboratories are now treatments saving the lives of some patients struck by melanoma, kidney cancer, and lung cancer. Promise is rising for treatments against malignancies arising elsewhere as well.

With his new insights into how cancer cells use biochemical signaling to suppress our immune system, Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, is part of this translational momentum.

Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation (ACGT) has announced that Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), is one of three recipients of its 2016 ACGT Young Investigator Grants. 

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