September Newsmakers

Garner mom, non-smoker fights lung cancer with specialized treatment (WTVD-Channel 11)
Features Jennifer Garst, MD

Racial Disparity in Response to Prostate Cancer Systemic Therapies: Beyond the Abstract (UroToday)
Features Daniel George, MD

PD-L1 Assay Concordance in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma and Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma – Beyond the Abstract (UroToday)
Features Landon Brown, MD

University and Health System Recognized Among 'Best-in-State Employers' (Duke Today)

Breast Cancer at Extremes of Age: Different…and Similar
—A new study unpacks the complex relationship between age, tumor characteristics, and choice of therapy among women with breast cancer. Here are the highlights
(MEDPAGE TODAY)
Features Jennifer Plichta, MD

Sophisticated Modeling Boosts Split Ventilators to Emergency FDA Review (Pratt School of Engineering)
Features Amanda Randles, PhD

WATCH: GOG Foundation - Transforming the standard of care
Features Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHS

Two School of Medicine faculty receive NHGRI 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Yarui Diao, PhD, Craig Lowe, PhD

A Rare Diagnosis and Uncommon Surgery Brings Together Two Exceptional Girls: As two young patients battled bone sarcoma at Duke Children’s, they forged a friendship that has become a source of support and encouragement during difficult days (Duke Children's Development)
Features Lars Wagner, MD, and Will Eward, DVM, MD

Papers

Duke authors are bolded

Surgical Oncologists and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guiding Cancer Patients Effectively through Turbulence and Change Annals of Surgical Oncology Resources on COVID-19. June 14, 2020. E. Shelley Hwang MD, MPH, Charles M. Balch MD, Glen C. Balch MD, Sheldon M. Feldman MD, Mehra Golshan MD MBA, Stephen R. Grobmyer MD, Steven K. Libutti MD, Julie A. Margenthaler MD, Madhu Sasidhar MD, Kiran K. Turaga MD, MPH, Sandra L. Wong MD, MS, Kelly M. McMasters MD, PhD & Kenneth K. Tanabe MD.

Implementation and Impact of a Risk-Stratified Prostate Cancer Screening Algorithm as a Clinical Decision Support Tool in a Primary Care Network. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Sept. 1, 2020. Anand Shah MD, MBA, Thomas J. Polascik MD, Daniel J. George MD, John Anderson MD, MPH, Terry Hyslop PhD, Alicia M. Ellis PhD, Andrew J. Armstrong MD, MSc, Michael Ferrandino MD, Glenn M. Preminger MD, Rajan T. Gupta MD, W. Robert Lee MD, MS, Nadine J. Barrett PhD, John Ragsdale MD, Coleman Mills MA, CCRP, Devon K. Check PhD, Alireza Aminsharifi MD, Ariel Schulman MD, Christina Sze MD, MS, Efrat Tsivian MD, Kae Jack Tay MD, Steven Patierno PhD, Kevin C. Oeffinger MD & Kevin Shah MD, MBA.

Reducing Imaging Utilization in Primary Care Through Implementation of a Peer Comparison Dashboard Journal of General Internal Medicine. Sept. 3, 2020. David J. Halpern MD MPH, Adrian Clark-Randall MD SM, Jonathan Woodall MS, John Anderson MD MPH & Kevin Shah MD MBA.

System for High-Intensity Evaluation During Radiation Therapy (SHIELD-RT): A Prospective Randomized Study of Machine Learning–Directed Clinical Evaluations During Radiation and Chemoradiation. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Sept. 4, 2020. Julian C. Hong, MD, MS; Neville C. W. Eclov, PhD; Nicole H. Dalal, MD; Samantha M. Thomas, MS; Sarah J. Stephens, MD; Mary Malicki, MSN, ACNP; Stacey Shields, ANP-BC; Alyssa Cobb, RN, BSN; Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD; Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD; Jessica D. Tenenbaum, PhD; and Manisha Palta, MD.

Breast cancer tumor histopathology, stage at presentation and treatment in the extremes of age. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020. Plichta JK, Thomas SM, Vernon R, et al.

HER2‐positive breast cancer brain metastasis: A new and exciting landscape. Cancer Reports. 03 September 2020. Alexandra S. Zimmer, Amanda E. D. Van Swearingen, Carey K. Anders.

The efficacy and safety of the open approach irreversible electroporation in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: A systematic review. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. September 2020. Pabos Charalambous, Dimitrios Moris, Georgia-Sofia Karachaliou, Alexandros Papalampros, Nikolaos Dimitrokallis, Diamantis I.Tsilimigras, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Athanasios Petrou.

The landscape of contemporary clinical trials for untreated metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. June 12, 2020.
Tian Zhang, Joyce K.Hwanga, Daniel J.George, Sumanta K.Pal. Elsevier.