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Guide to the Duke Cancer Institute Records, 1943-2011 (AR.0086)

Abstract

The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center became one of the nation's first cancer centers in December 1971 after the passage of the National Cancer Act. In 1973, the Duke Cancer Center was designated a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, reprinted articles, grant materials, photographs, brochures, meeting agendas, and videotapes. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2011.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
AR.0086
Title
Duke Cancer Institute Records
Date
1943-2011
Creator
Duke University. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Extent
6 Linear Feet (4 cartons)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains photographs, correspondence, reports, grant materials, annual reports, publications, and progress reports. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. Materials range in date from 1943 to 2011.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987; Correspondence, Reports, and Grant Materials, 1947-1988; Annual Reports, 1998-2011; Annual Meeting Publications, 2006-2008; Other Publications, 2005-2011; Photographs and Audiovisual Materials, undated.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. William W. Shingleton Papers, 1943-1987

Contains reprinted articles, progress reports, and photographs of William W. Shingleton, the founding director of the Duke Cancer Institute. Reprints include Shingleton's first published scientific article, "Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism" (1943), published in "The Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine." Photographs include portraits of Shingleton, Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference and the walkway to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Materials range in date from 1943 to 1987.

Photographs, 1972, 1977

Shingleton speaking at a Clinical Pathological Conference in Duke's original amphitheater. Also pictured: George Baylin, D. T. Smith, and Wiley Forbus, 1972
Box 1
Photographs and negatives of Shingleton, undated, 1977
Box 1
Walkway to Cancer Center, undated
Box 1
Caption: A Real Emergency, undated
Box 1
Photograph and negative: William W. Shingleton on talk show on WXII TV, Winston-Salem, N.C., undated
Box 1

Reprints, 1943, 1956

Significance of Idiopathic Venous Thrombosis and Hidden Cancer, printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, (fragment only), July 7, 1956
Box 1
Some Etiological Aspects of Hyperthyroidism, printed in The Journal of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, September 1943
Box 1

Progress Reports, 1979-1987

Progress Reports, 1979-1980
Box 1
The Shingleton Years, copy 1, 1987
Box 1
The Shingleton Years, copy 2, 1987
Box 1

Other publications, 1979

Brochure: How the Cancer Information Service Can Help You, undated
Box 1
Protocol: Adjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer, 1979
Box 1

2. Correspondence, Reports, and Grant Materials, 1974-1988

Consists of correspondence, reports, and grant materials from the former Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr. William W. Shingleton. Major themes include the External Scientific Review Committee, the Cancer Center Advisory Committee, and Cancer Center support grants and core grants. Materials range in date from 1974 to 1988.

Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1974
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1975
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1976
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1977-1978
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1979
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1980
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1981
Box 1
Correspondence, reports, and grant materials, 1982-1984
Box 1
Rankings and support grant materials, undated, 1979-1980
Box 1
Association of American Cancer Institutes, Research Triangle Park, N.C., June 21-23, 1981
Box 1
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant, 5-PO3-CA-14236, 1983-1988
Box 1

3. Annual Reports, 1998-2011

Contains annual reports from the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Materials range in date from 1998 to 2011.

Annual Reports, 1998/1999-2004/2005
Box 1
Annual Reports, 2005/2006
Box 1
Annual Reports, 2006/2007
Box 1
Annual Reports, 2009, 2010
Box 1
Annual Reports, 2011
Box 1

4. Annual Meeting Publications, 2006-2008

Contains bound copies of the meeting agenda, program descriptions, and research abstracts for the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Meeting. Materials range in date from 2006 to 2008.

Annual Meeting Publications, April 10, 2006
Box 1
Annual Meeting Publications, March 12, 2007
Box 1
Annual Meeting Publications, March 10, 2008
Box 1

5. Other Publications, 2005-2011

Contains brochures, reports, and resource guides. For the newsletters "Cancer Center Notes" and "Forum", see the Publications Collection. Materials range in date from 2005 to 2011.

Scientific Report: Research Progress, 1998-2004, 2005
Box 1
A Guide to Shared Resources, First Edition, March 2007
Box 1
Duke Medicine Cancer Center Groundbreaking materials, November 2009
Box 1
Honor Roll, 2011
Box 1
Brochures, undated
Box 1

6. Photographs and Audiovisual Materials, undated

Contains photographs, negatives, photographic contact sheets, and videotapes. Materials are undated.

Photographs, undated

Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 1, undated
Box 2
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 2, undated
Box 2
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 3, undated
Box 2
Contact Sheets & Photographs, Notebook 4, undated
Box 2
Photographs, Box 1, undated
Box 3
Photographs, Box 2, undated
Box 3
Photographs, Box 3, undated
Box 3
Photographs, Envelope 1, undated
Box 3
Slides, Notebook 1, undated
Box 4

Video Tapes, undated

Video Tape 1, undated
Box 4
Video Tape 2, undated
Box 4
Video Tape 3, undated
Box 4
Video Tape 4, undated
Box 4
Video Tape 5, undated
Box 4

Historical Note

Duke was one of eight schools named a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in 1973. Duke cancer researchers have made many notable accomplishments in the field including the creation of the nation's first outpatient bone marrow transplantation program (1992) and assisting in the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are responsible for many inherited forms of breast and ovarian cancer (1995).

The Duke Cancer Institute was created in 2010 as Duke's first single entity to consolidate cancer care, research, and education.

The Duke Cancer Center has nine National Cancer Institute designated programs: Tumor Biology, Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Neuro Oncology, Women's Cancer, Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy, Solid Tumor Therapeutics, Radiation Oncology and Imaging, and Developmental Therapeutics.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Cancer Institute Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2007.033 (transferred, March 2007), Accession A2007.036 (transferred, March 2007), Accession A2007.019 (transferred, February 2007), Accession A2008.018 (transferred, March 2008), Accession A2009.063 (transferred, November 2009), Accession A2010.061 (transferred, October 2010), Accession A2010.072 (transferred, November 2010), Accession A2011.090 (transferred, December 2011), Accession A2011.093 (transferred, December 2011), Accession A2012.002 (transferred, January 2012), Accession A2013.111 (transferred by Meredith Yager, October 2013)

Processing Information

Processed by Dawne E. Howard: February 2007; encoded by Dawne E. Howard: February 2007; updated by Dawne E. Howard: March 2007; updated by Dawne Howard Lucas: March 2008, December 2010, December 2011, February 2012

Separated Material

See the Publications Collection for the newsletters "Cancer Center Notes" and "Forum."

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