January Newsmakers

January 2, 2018
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

Life And Work On The Brink Of Death: Meet Pediatric Oncologist Ray Barfield (WUNC)
Features Ray Barfield, MD

Should women stop getting mammograms? Imaging experts explain (Health Imaging)
Features E. Shelley Hwang, MD 

Price of 40-year-old cancer drug hiked 1,400% by new owners (CBS News)
Features Henry S. Friedman, MD

Watch: MSNBC's Hallie Jackson Talks With Former FDA Commissioner About Price Of Lifesaving Cancer Drug Skyrocketing 1400 Percent
Features Robert Califf, MD

For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care (Duke Health News)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

WATCH: Options With Genetic Testing in Ovarian Cancer (OncLive)
Features Angeles Secord, MD

WATCH: Dr. Gasparetto on Selinexor and Daratumumab Combination in Multiple Myeloma (OncLive)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

WATCH: Approaching the Treatment of Nonmetastatic CRPC (OncLive)
Features Judd W. Moul, MD 

The importance of genetic testing (LiveMint)
Features Randy Jirtle, PhD

Two children who survived cancer collect Christmas presents for other kids at Duke Children's Hospital (WTVD ABC 11)

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, Appointed As Chair of Surgery (UCSF)

WATCH: Dr. Zhang on Toxicities of Treatments in RCC (OncLive)
Features Tian Zhang, MD

WATCH: Immunotherapy in Second-Line Advanced Bladder Cancer (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD


JAMA Oncology Most Talked About Articles of 2017JAMA newsletter. This list includes article "Out-of-Pocket Costs, Financial Distress, and Underinsurance in Cancer Care" by Fumiko Chino, MD; Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, MD, MPH; Christel Rushing, MS; Arif H. Kamal, MD, MHS; Ivy Altomare, MD; Greg Samsa, PhD; S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS.

Seizure Rates in Enzalutamide-Treated Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Risk of Seizure (The UPWARD Study); JAMA Oncology, December 7, 2017. Susan Slovin, MD, PhD; William Clark, MD; Joan Carles, MD, PhD; Andrew Krivoshik, MD, PhD; Jung Wook Park, PhD; Fong Wang, MD, PhD; Daniel George, MD.

The evolving landscape of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: a critical review of the evidence for adding docetaxel or abiraterone to androgen deprivation; Nature, published online December 20, 2017. Megan McNamara, Christopher Sweeney, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis & Andrew J. Armstrong.

Estimating Cost-effectiveness of a Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening Program in The United States; JAMA Oncology, published online December 7, 2017. Haley A. Moss, MD, MBAAndrew Berchuck, MDMegan L. Neely, PhDEvan R. Myers, MD, MPHLaura J. Havrilesky, MD, MHSc.

My Unfortunate Introduction Into the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care in America—March ForthJAMA Oncology, published online December 7, 2017. Fumiko Chino, MD.

Cancer cachexia: Are we ready to take a step forward? Cancer, published online before print December 4, 2017. Jeffrey Crawford, MD. 

In Vivo Detection of HSP90 Identifies Breast Cancers with Aggressive Behavior;Clinical Cancer Research, December, 2017. Takuya OsadaKensuke Kaneko; William R. Gwin; Michael A. MorseAmy Hobeika; Brian W. Pogue; Zachary C. HartmanPhilip F. HughesTimothyHaystead; and H. Kim Lyerly.