June Newsmakers

June 3, 2018
By: Julie Poucher Harbin , Writer, DCI

Modified polio vaccine helps fight deadly brain tumors (NBC News)
Features Darell Bigner, MD, PhD

How the polio virus is being used to combat brain cancer (CNN)
Features Matthias Gromeier, MD, and Darell Bigner, MD, PhD

WATCH: Use of polio virus in treating brain cancer shows "dramatic advance" (CBS This Morning)
Features Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Cancer researchers target the dormant cells that seed tumours. (Nature-- News & Comment)
Features Joshua Snyder, PhD

Raeford cancer patient inspires with 'Rocks of Hope' (WRAL)
Features Duke Cancer Center patient

Features Duke Cancer Center Cary man beats cancer to get back to Ironman competitions (CBS 17)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD, patient Ryan Switzer

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain (ABC News)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Cancer costs leave many swimming in debt (The Journal Gazette)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Cancer patients are twice as likely to declare bankruptcy (The Chicago Tribune)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Integrating palliative care aside curative treatment in hemato-oncological diseases  – An interview with Dr Thomas W LeBlanc, winner of the 2018 EAPC Clinical Impact Award (European Association for Palliative Care blog)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

Can RECIST response predict success in phase 3 trials in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? (Prostate Cancer)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer (Science Daily)
Features Scott Floyd, MD

Managing Advanced Prostate Cancer in the Future (Onc Live)
Daniel George, MD

11 institutions join AACR Project GENIE Consortium (Healio/HemeOnc Today)
Features Duke Cancer Institute

Playing the name game: Radiologists find 342 ways to describe a normal thyroid gland (Radiology Business)
Ryan G. Short, MD

V Foundation Finds Silver Linings for Cancer Research (Cure Today)
Features Joseph Moore, MD

Singapore researchers find new breakthrough in search for cure for blood cancers (The Straits Times)
Features Duke-NUS Medical School

Does Matthias Gromeier know a better way to treat cancer? (Duke Magazine)
Features Matthias Gromeier, MD

Fellow in Breast Surgical Oncology Receives Conquer Cancer Merit Award (Duke Surgery)
Features Nina Tamirisa, MD and Lola Fayanju, MD

Smell Receptor Fuels Prostate Cancer Progression (Duke Today
Features Hiroaki Matsunami, PhD 

ASCO MEETING NEWSMAKERS 

Blacks Fare Surprisingly Well in Prostate Cancer Research (The Philadelphia Tribune)
Features Susan Halabi, PhD, and Daniel J. George, MD

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WATCH: Dr. Halabi Discusses Overall Survival Between African-American and Caucasian Men With mCRPC (OncLive)

ASCO 2018: Abi Race: A Prospective, Multicenter Study of Black and White Patients with mCRPC Treated with Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone (Uro Today)
Features Daniel J. George, MD

WATCH: Dr. George on Results of Abi Race Trial in Prostate Cancer (Onc Live)
Features Daniel George, MD

2018 ASCO: Abiraterone May Be More Effective in Black Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Than in White Men (The ASCO Post)
Features Daniel George, MD

Standard mCRPC Therapy May be More Beneficial to Black Men Than White Counterparts (Targeted Oncology)
Features Daniel J. George, MD

WATCH: Dr. George Emphasizes the Importance of Nominating a Giant of Cancer Care (Onc Live)
Features Daniel J. George, MD

ASCO 2018: Sunitinib Alone Shows Non-inferiority Versus Standard of Care in mRCC - The CARMENA Study (Uro Today)
discussion presented by Daniel J. George, MD

ASCO: Cancer-killing poliovirus combination shrinks breast tumors in Duke-led mouse trials (Fierce Biotech)

ASCO: Comprehensive evaluation of place of death for patients with hematological malignancies, 1999-2015
Features Fumiko Ladd Chino, Arif Kamal, Junzo P. Chino, Thomas William LeBlanc

AR-V7+ CTCs Predicted Worse PFS, OS in mCRPC (Cancer Network)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Software accurately measures bone metastases in prostate cancer patients (Health Data Management)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

PAPERS: 

Recurrent Glioblastoma Treated with Recombinant Poliovirus. New England Journal of Medicine. June 26, 2018. Annick Desjardins, MDMatthias Gromeier, MDJames E. Herndon, II, PhD;  Nike Beaubier, MD; Dani P. Bolognesi, PhDAllan H. Friedman, MDHenry S. Friedman, MDFrances McSherry, MA; Andrea M. Muscat, BSc; Smita Nair, PhDKatherine B. Peters, MD, PhDDina Randazzo, DOJohn H. Sampson, MD, PhDGordana Vlahovic, MDWilliam T. Harrison, MDRoger E. McLendon, MDDavid Ashley, MB, BS, PhD; and Darell D. Bigner, MD, PhD

Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Interventional Symptom Management Options When Caring for Patients with Gastrointestinal MalignanciesJ Palliat Med. June 15, 2018. Johnson AMSpaete JPJowell PSKamal AHFisher DA.