Duke Cancer Institute Drupal 8 Migration

We migrated the Duke Cancer Institute’s site, http://dukecancerinstitute.org, and it’s derivative site https://prostateurologiccenter.dukecancerinstitute.org/ from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, addressing accessibility and select feature enhancements along the way.

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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke University and Duke Medical Center. Collaborative, innovative, and fast-paced, Duke Cancer Institute exists to discover and develop the world’s best cancer care through first-class patient care, top-tier talent, and game-changing research.

Project highlights

  • Drupal 8

  • Search Improvements

  • Migration

  • Client Training

  • Editorial Enhancements

The Objective

We sought to migrate dukecancerinstitute.org from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 in order to modernize the platform and improve the editorial experience, search, and accessibility. All the while, our approach sought to allow for the re-use of development efforts for the smaller spinoff site prostateurologiccenter.dukecancerinstitute.org. As always, a priority was to make this project timely and on budget resulting in a functional, smart, and easy-to-use site to support Duke Cancer Institute as an organization, their patients, students, caregivers and scientists.

Our Approach

We began with a discovery phase, collaborating with DCI to audit the existing Drupal 7 site in order to plan the migration while identifying the critical areas to improve during the Drupal 8 upgrade. The targeted improvements focused on improving search, the editor experience, accessibility.

Duke Cancer Institute website on various devices

The Results

While migrating the DCI site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 we implemented a new search feature with the ability to load more content that is specifically relevant to the user. Now, users can quickly find exactly what they’re looking for. Then, we built a more functional editor user experience providing DCI content editors more streamlined and workflow with the flexibility needed in order to maintain a cohesive content strategy.

The Details

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