May Newsmakers

May 11, 2018
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

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

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women (Reuters)
Features Laura Havrilesky, MD

Durham startup Grid Therapeutics creating first human-derived antibody (+ infographic) (WRAL)
Edward Patz, Jr., MD

The Deadly Viruses Being Used To Combat Incurable Cancers (Forbes)
Features Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Are Some Tumors Just 'Born To Be Bad'? (NIH Director's Blog)

Bone scan software accurately calculates prognosis of advanced prostate cancer (MedicalExpress))
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

‘Desperation Oncology’: When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy (The New York Times)
Features Daniel George, MD

John Sampson to lead Duke’s physician practice of over 1,500 members (The Cancer Letter)
Features John Sampson, MD, PhD

WATCH: Duke Cancer Institute hosts "Angels Among Us" 5K for brain tumor research (Spectrum News)

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

WATCH: Metastatic RCC: Selecting Therapy at Recurrence (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: Renal Cell Carcinoma: An Evolving Treatment Landscape (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: Dr Thomas LeBlanc on the Importance of Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care (AJMC)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD 

Salmonella Has Been Genetically Engineered to Consume Brain Tumors (Futurism)
Features Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD

Genetic Testing, Treatment Advances Offer 'Hope on the Horizon' for Ovarian Cancer (Cure Today)
Features Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc

Duke Team Addresses Barriers to Oral Chemo (Cancer Network/Oncology)
Features Katherine A. Becker, MSN, RN, OCN; Coveny Greco, BSN, RN; Ramona Basnight, MSN, RN, OCN; and Deborah H. Allen, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, AOCNP

Managing Patients Treated with Venetoclax Plus Rituximab for Relapsed/Refractory CLL (Oncology Nursing News)
Features Peggy Alton, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP

Class Preps Patients With AML for Successful At-Home Symptom Management and Self-Care (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
Preston Andrew, RN, CNIII, OCN

DeVito receives Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Physician-Scientist Training Award (Duke University School of Medicine)
Nicholas C. DeVito, MD and Brent Hanks, MD, PhD

Huang Awarded NIH UO1 Grant with UGA Collaborators (Duke Pathology)
Features Jiaoti Huang, MD PhD

Want to Disrupt Oncology to Improve Care and Outcomes? Start with Clinical Trial Registry Data (Duke Forge)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

BiteSizeQI Engages the Whole Team for Quality Improvement (Duke Mobile App Gateway)
Features John Nicolla, MBA

Decision-IQ: Genetic Risk Assessment and Testing for Hereditary Ovarian Cancer (Clinical Practice Today)
Features Andrew Berchuck, MD

Cancer Drug Helps Treat Tuberculosis (Duke Today)
Features Nikolai Rakhilin and Xiling Shen, PhD

Cancer Cells Adapt to Gorge on Sugar in the LiverDuke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology)
Features Xiling Shen, PhD

Employees Reflect Upon Career Service Milestones (Duke Today
Features Ronda Pulliam and Karla Lambson

PAPERS: 

Phase 3 Assessment of the Automated Bone Scan Index as a Prognostic Imaging Biomarker of Overall Survival in Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Oncol. Published online May 17, 2018. Andrew J. Armstrong, MD; Aseem Anand, PhD; Lars Edenbrandt, MD, PhD; Eva Bondesson, PhD; Anders Bjartell, MD, PhD; Anders Widmark, MD, PhD; Cora N. Sternberg, MD; Roberto Pili, MD; Helen Tuvesson, PhD; Örjan Nordle, PhD; Michael A. Carducci, MD; Michael J. Morris, MD.

Actigraphy assessment of sleep quality among patients with acute myeloid leukaemia during induction chemotherapyBMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. April 11, 2018. Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang; Kelli Aibel; Ryan Meyerhoff; Frances Wang; David Harpole; Amy P Abernethy; Thomas W LeBlanc.

Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors enhance the efficacy of frontline drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosisPlos Pathogens. April 26, 2018. Yitian Xu, Lihua Wang, Matthew D. Zimmerman, Kai-Yuan Chen, Lu Huang, Dah-Jiun Fu, Firat Kaya, Nikolai Rakhilin, Evgeniya V. Nazarova, Pengcheng Bu, Veronique Dartois, David G. Russell, Xiling Shen.

Themes addressed by couples with advanced cancer during a communication skills training interventionJ Pain Symptom Manage. April 25, 2018. Porter LSFish LSteinhauser K.