April Newsmakers

Duke, WakeMed launching joint cancer-care services (The News & Observer

Duke, WakeMed expand collaboration to cancer care (WRAL)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD

Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget' (WRAL
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD

Aspirin May Prevent Cancer from Spreading, New Research Shows (Scientific American)
Features Deepak Voora, MD

New insight illuminates how cells respond to stress (Medical Express)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD

WATCH: What household products do scientists believe are a link to the dramatic rise in thyroid cancer over the past 40 years? (The Wall Street Journal
Features Julie Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

Flame Retardant Chemicals In Homes May Be Raising Risk of Thyroid Cancer (MedicalResearch.com)
Features Julie Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancer (Science Daily)
Features Julie Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

How BPA may affect inflammatory breast cancer (Science Daily)
Gayathri Devi, PhD

NCCU, Duke partnership lands funding for cancer studies (The Herald Sun)
Features Gayathri Devi, PhD

Vaccine targeting brain tumors seems safe in study (POST Online Media)
Features Kristen Batich, MD, PhD

AR-V7 Associated With Poorer Outcomes in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (Targeted Oncology)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

A fighter looks for some help (Times-News)
Features Matthew Williamson, RN

'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV (Healthday/Tuscon.com)
Features Gita Suneja, MD

National Cancer Institute Funds $2 Million Grant for Duke-NCCU Cancer Disparities Translational Research Partnership (Duke Surgery)
Features Gayathri Devi, PhD and Nadine Barrett, PhD

Houff Finishes 15th in NASCAR XFINITY series deubt at Bristol (Speedway Digest)
Features fundraiser for Duke Cancer Institute

Time-lapse Shows How Anti-Cancer and Antiviral Drugs Get Into Cells (Nature/Duke Today)
Features Seok-Yong Lee, Ph.D.


Inflammatory breast cancer tumor emboli express high levels of anti-apoptotic proteins: use of a quantitative high content and high-throughput 3D IBC spheroid assay to identify targeting strategies (Oncotarget) READ SUMMARY BY DUKE SURGERY: Duke Researchers Find Alcohol Abuse Drug Disrupts Tumor Emboli Formation in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Jay AroraScott Sauer, PhD, Michael Tarpley (North Carolina Central University), Peter Vermeulen (University of Antwerp), Charlotte Rypens (University of Antwerp), Steven Van Laere, PhD (University of Antwerp), Kevin Williams, PhD, (North Carolina State University), Gayathri Devi, PhD, Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, with funding from a joint Development Award from the Duke Cancer Institute.

Trends in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the United States, 1974-2013 (JAMA)
Hyeyeun Lim, PhD; Susan S. Devesa, PhD; Julie A. Sosa, MD

Identification of 12 new susceptibility loci for different histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer (Nature Genetics)
List of authors including Andrew Berchuck, MD