March Newsmakers

John Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, and Kristen BatichJohn Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, and Kristen Batich

Cancer’s Holy Grail (Wall Street Journal)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, Executive Director, DCI

Duke study finds exercise helps with treating breast cancer (WRAL)
Features Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD

Patients clamor for Duke cancer trial after '60 Minutes' report (
Features Matthias Gromeier, MD

Killing Cancer Part I & Part II (CBS News 60 Minutes)
60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells

NJ Woman Among Patients Being Treated With Experimental Therapy For Brain Cancer (CBS Philly)

Using polio to kill cancer: A producers' notebook (CBS News 60 Minutes Overtime)
Features a conversation with Jeff Fager and Michael Radutzky about the 60 Minutes story that followed cancer patients treated with polio

At Duke, Hope for a miracle in treating brain cancer (News & Observer)

Experimental cancer therapy extends woman's life by 9 years (CBS News)
Features John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center  

Study: Tetanus Shot May Aid Treatment of Deadly Brain Cancer (ABC News)
Features John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Tetanus Vaccine Boosts Cancer Therapy (NBC News)
Features Kristen Batich, Duke Medical Scientist Training Program

How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment (New York Times)
Features Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, director for Basic Science at Duke Cancer Institute

Perceptions of Palliative Care Among Hematologic Malignancy Specialists: A Mixed-Methods Study (Journal of Oncology Practice))
Features Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA.

Initial Trends in the Use of the 21-Gene Recurrence Score Assay for Patients With Breast Cancer in the Medicare Population, 2005-2009 (JAMA Oncology)
Features Michaela A. Dinan, Ph.D. Dinan was recognized at the 2014 DCI Scientific Retreat as one of the DCI's eight up-and-coming young scientists

Working in Duke Cancer Center boutique like ‘medicine for the soul’ (News & Observer)
Features Duke Cancer Center Belk Boutique volunteer Connie Bossen and her chic headwear, Niquelle Collection

Researchers Discover Tetanus Shot Can Successfully Aid in Brain Cancer Treatment (Immuno-Oncolgy News)
Features John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc, and The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Local Woman Battling Cancer Urges Others To Get Screened (ABC 11 Eyewitness News)
Features Erin Wood, DCI IT Analyst, and medical oncologist Ivy Altomare, M.D., Duke Cancer Network

Colon cancer survivor faces future with hope (Herald-Sun)
Features Erin Wood, DCI IT Analyst, who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2007

Teaching doctors how to engage more and lecture less (Washington Post)
Features Jeremy Force, MD, a first-year oncology fellow with the DCI

Cancer Survival Boosted By Tetanus Shot With Vaccine (Wall Street Journal
PDF of article: no-reply@duke.edu_20150311_135204

Clinical phenotypes associated with circulating tumor cell enumeration in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer - Abstract (URO Today)
Features medical oncologist Andrew Armstrong, MD

Rare cancer diagnosis leads man to champion cause for a cure (Star News)
Features cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialists Cristina Gasparetto , MD; and David A. Rizzieri, MD

Exercise slows tumor growth, improves chemotherapy in mouse cancers (News Release)
Features Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD

Obese women have much higher cancer risk (
Features Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, director for Basic Science at Duke Cancer Institute

Blue Is The New Black: Duke Gi Supports Colon Cancer Awareness (Duke Medicine)
Features Duke GI Division Administrative Office

Combining the old and new to kill cancer cells (Medical Xpress) (Journal of Clinical Investigation)
Features senior author David Virshup, PhD, and Jit Kong Cheong, PhD, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS)

Pair of benefit 5K races set Saturday (Herald-Sun)
Features Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, director of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP)