June Newsmakers

June 13, 2017
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

WATCH: Duke Cancer Institute hosts spa day for patients, survivors (WTVD, Ch. 11)
Features Kristy Everette (DCPSP), Erin Wood (DCI IT) 

WATCH: Duke cancer patients turn to Tai Chi to heal body, soothe anxiety (WRAL)
Features John Hillson, RN, OCN, CHPN

Surviving and thriving: Duke celebrates cancer patients, caregivers (Durham Herald Sun)
Features John Hillson, RN, OCN, CHPN, Kristy Everette (DCPSP), and Jared Lazarus (Duke Photography) 

WATCH: Dr. Daniel George Highlights Successes of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Prostate, Bladder Cancers  (AJMC.com)
Features Daniel George, MD

New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening (Science Daily)
Features Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk (Reuters
Features H. Kim Lyerly, MD

Lower Your Risk for Lung Cancer By Quitting Smoking (US News & World Report)
Features James Davis, MD

WATCH: aBSI Is of Prognostic Significance in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Cancer Treatment Can Result in ‘Financial Toxicity’ for Patients and Families (Cancer Network/journal Oncology)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

New painkiller discovered in cancer cells (San Diego Union Tribune
Features Ru Rong Ji, PhD, Gang Chen, PhD, and Yong Ho Kim, PhD

Duke Hosts Precision Medicine World Conference (Duke Today) 
Features Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD

"It was insane": A battle against 100 miles, cancer (The Chronicle
Features Henry Friedman, MD

WATCH: Rajan Tilak Gupta of Duke Cancer Institute discusses imaging modalities to detect recurrent prostate cancer (ONC Live--Starts at 10:24)  

ASCO 2017: Interpreting Biomarkers and Trial Outcomes: How Confident Are We? (Uro Today
Features Susan Halabi, PhD and Adnrew Armstrong, MD

Venetoclax Achieves Durable and Deep Remissions in CLL (ASCO Post
Features Danielle Brander, MD

LISTEN: Rethinking the Current AJCC TNM Staging System for Medullary Thyroid Cancer (JAMA Surgery
Features Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA

A Whirlwind of Changes in Kidney Cancer Brings Optimism (ONCLive)
Features Michael Harrison, MD

The Cost of Prescriptions (Cancer Today)
Yousuf Zafar, MD

New antibody appears to re-activate immune system in cancer therapy (Medical Xpress)
Features Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD

Dr. Yousuf Zafar of Duke Cancer Institute Joins The Samfund's Advisory Council (AJMC.com)

Quin Houff Finisheds 12th in Iowa Speedway Debut (Speedway Digest)
Son of patient of Kimberly Blackwell, MD, raising awareness for breast cancer and DCI

PAPERS: 

Improving Timely Resident Follow-Up and Communication of Results in Ambulatory Clinics Utilizing a Web-Based Audit and Feedback Module (Journal of Graduate Medical Education)
Joel C. Boggan, MD, MPH, Aparna Swaminathan, MD, Samantha Thomas, MB, David L. Simel, MD, MHS, Aimee K. Zaas, MD, MHS, Jonathan G. Bae, MD.  Corresponding author: Joel C. Boggan, MD, MPH

Durability of responses on continuous therapy and following drug cessation in deep responders with venetoclax and rituximab (2017 International Workshop on CLL; presented May 15, 2017) 
Danielle Brander, MD, et. al.