July Newsmakers

Translational Research: Dogs and Humans Nearly Interchangeable in the Laboratory (ASCO Post)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, DCI

Seventeen ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation (EurekAlert)
Features Carol A. Hahn, MD, associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Molecular tinkering doubles cancer drugs efficacy (R&D)
Features Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD, leader of the Chilkoti Group at Duke Biomedical Engineering

Physician’s memoir shares story of his own misdiagnosis (Citizen-Times)
Features medical oncologist and researcher Neil Spector, MD

Hormone naïve prostate cancer: predicting and maximizing response intervals (Uro Today)
Features Judd W. Moul, MD

NIH research funding boost is a vital investment (News & Observer)
Features Steven Patierno, PhD, deputy director, DCI

Caring House Renovated For Bone Marrow Transplant Patients (WTVD ABC 11)

Young mom battling colon cancer gets new hope (The State)
Features medical oncologist Herbert Hurwitz, MD

New Insight into Mucinous Ovarian Cancer (American Association For Cancer Research)
Features Andrew Berchuck, MD, director, Gynecologic Cancer

Low BMI Tied to Worse Survival in CRC (Oncobriefs, medpagetoday.com)
Features medical oncologist Yousuf Zafar, MD

Cures Act would ramp up funding for disease research (WRAL.com)
Features Steven Patierno, PhD, deputy director, Duke Cancer Institute

Blobe Wins Grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand (Duke Today)
Features medical oncologist Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD

Huang named new chair of Department of Pathology (Duke University School of Medicine)

Adverse pathology and undetectable ultrasensitive prostate-specific antigen after radical prostatectomy: Is adjuvant radiation warranted? - Abstract (UroToday)
Features Herbert Hurwitz (VIDEO)  

Made-In-Singapore Cancer Drug Advances To Clinical Trials (AsianScientist)