April Newsmakers

April 4, 2018
By: Julie Poucher Harbin , Writer, DCI

25th Angels Among Us hopes to raise $2 million for Duke's Brain Tumor Center (WTVD)

First female chief of breast surgery at Duke named one of Time's 'Most Influential Americans' (WRAL)
Features E. Shelly Hwang, MD 

Mother's song to Upstate baby battling terminal illness goes viral (KTRE-TV, Fox Carolina, WYFF); Emotional moment mother sings for her terminally ill son, one, in a hospital ward and then looks up to see a crowd of nurses who burst into applause (Daily Mail); WATCH: Beautiful moment mum sings 'Never Enough' for terminally ill son (The Independent); Piano-Playing Mom Sings Sweet Song to 1-Year-Old Son with Rare Terminal Illness (People
Features Duke Cancer Center & DCI Staff

Promising New Research on Prostate Cancer (Courthouse News Service)
Features Bruce Sullenger, PhD

Four Duke professors took their research off-campus. Now they're reaping big rewards. (Durham Herald Sun)
Features Charles Gersbach, PhD, Tim Reddy, PhD, and Kris Wood,PhD  

Faculty Startup Sold to Belgian Pharma For $30 Million (Duke Today)
Features Charles Gersbach, PhD, Tim Reddy, PhD, and Kris Wood,PhD  

Duke Doctors Consider When the Cost of Care Becomes Toxic (NCIOM)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

WATCH: Importance of HER2 Expression in CRC (OncLive)
Features Michael Morse, MD

WATCH: Daniel J. George, MD, on RCC: Results From the Alliance A031203 CABOSUN Trial (ASCO Post)
Features Daniel George, MD

Study Models ASCO Alternative Payment Model in Advanced Ovarian Cancer Care (AJMC)
Features Haley Moss, MD, MBA

Point: Is HIFU for low-risk prostate Ca ready for prime time? (Urology Times)
Features Cary Robertson, MD

WATCH: Evaluating Frontline Systemic Therapy for Metastatic RCC (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: Looking to the Future of Myeloma Care (OncLive)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

Developments Expanding Frontline NSCLC Treatment (OncLive)
Features Thomas Stinchcombe, MD

Gene Testing Can Help Improve Ovarian Cancer Care and Decision Making (Cure Today)
Features Jonathan Foote, MD

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo (Medical News Today)
Purushothama Rao Tata, PhD

5 Takeaways From the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's 23rd Annual Conference (AJMC)
Features Gita Suneja, MD

Most women want a biopsy if there is any chance of breast cancer (Radiology Business)
Features Lars J. Grimm, MD, MHS

Increased background parenchymal enhancement on screening MRI associated with higher risk of breast cancer (Radiology Business)
Features Lars J. Grimm, MD, MHS

New Drug Combo Improves Survival of Women with Rare Uterine Cancer (Health News Digest)
Features Angeles Secord, MD, and Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc

A*STAR researchers use machine learning to identify cancer-causing mutations (OpenGov/Nature Communications)
Patrick Tan, MD, PhD

Cancer and PTSD: What You Need to Know (Young Survival Coalition)
Features Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW

WATCH: Voices of Medicine: David Zaas talks about being diagnosed with leukemia (Duke Department of Medicine)
Features Louis F. Diehl, MD, and David Zaas, MD  

7 from Medicine receive 2018 DIHI Innovation Awards (Duke University School of Medicine
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

Five SoM Physician-Scientists selected to receive Strong Start Awards (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD

Duke Ob/Gyn Presents Innovative Information on Cancer Research at SGO Annual Meeting (Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Scientists Find Stomach Cells in Lung Cancer (Duke Today)
Features Purushothama Rao Tata, PhD

New Grants Will Advance Collaborative Research By 11 Groups of Duke Faculty (Duke Today)
Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, and Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD

Duke professor helps produce new guidelines to treat cancer patients with HIV (Duke Today)
Features Gita Suneja, MD

Duke Predoctoral Student Receives Environmental Health Scholars Award (Duke Surgery)
Features Risa Gearhart-Serna, a predoctoral student in the lab of Gayathri Devi, PhD 

Former School of Medicine Dean Nancy Andrews Honored at Portrait Unveiling (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD

5 Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness (Duke Today)
Holly Rogers, MD

New Core Facility: Microbiome Shared Resource (Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology)

PAPERS:

Accuracy of Predictions of Patients With Breast Cancer of Future Well-being After Immediate Breast ReconstructionJAMA Surg. 2018; Lee CN, Pignone MP, Deal AM,  Blizard, L, Hunt, C, Huh, R, Liu, YJ, Ubel, PA.  

Mutation hotspots at CTCF binding sites coupled to chromosomal instability in gastrointestinal cancers. Nature Communications. April 18, 2018. Yu Amanda Guo, Mei Mei Chang, Weitai Huang, Wen Fong Ooi, Manjie XingPatrick Tan,  Anders Jacobsen Skanderup.

Developmental History Provides a Roadmap for the Emergence of Tumor Plasticity. Developmental Cell. March 26, 2018. Purushothama Rao Tata, Ryan D. Chow, Srinivas Vinod Saladi, Aleksandra TataArvind Konkimalla, Anne Bara, Daniel Montoro, Lida P. Hariri, Angela R. Shih, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Hongmei Mou, Shioko Kimura, Leif W. Ellisen, Jayaraj Rajagopal.