July Newsmakers

LISTEN: Should Biobanking Come Under CLIA? (Mendelspod
Features Shannon McCall, MD

Polio virus treatment increased survival in patients with deadly brain tumors, study shows (The Washington Post
Features Annick Desjardins, MD

Doctors Try Genetically Modified Poliovirus As Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment (NPR
Features Darell Bigner, MD, PhD, and Annick Desjardins, MD

Can polio, a killer virus from the past, treat cancer in the present? Duke is optimistic. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Features Darell Bigner, MD, PhD

Poliovirus Extends Survival for Patients With Glioblastoma in Early-Phase Trial (Cure Today)
Annick Desjardins, MD, FRCPC

Yes or no to local therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer? (Nature Reviews
Features Judd Moul, MD

Man's best friend: Now dogs can help us fight cancer, researchers say (WRAL)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD

Are Transfusions a Barrier to High-Quality End-of-Life Care in Hematology? (The Hematologist)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA

WATCH: Multidisciplinary Assessment is Critical for Soft Tissue Sarcoma (OncLive)
Features Richard Riedel, MD 

WATCH: Lumps and Bumps Are Common, Sarcomas Are Rare (OncLive)
Features Richard Riedel, MD 

WATCH: Dr. Brander on the Treatment Landscape for Patients With High-Risk CLL (OncLive)
Features Danielle Brander, MD

New Biomarkers for Immunotherapy: The Microbiome and Beyond (Medscape)
Features April Salama, MD

Financial Toxicity: Still Not Discussed With Cancer Patients (Medscape)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD, and Amy Abernethy, MD

Blood test predicts treatment response for metastatic prostate cancer (European Pharmaceutical Review)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Sounds waves may improve liquid biopsies for cancer (UPI)
Features Tony Jun Huang, PhD

One step further in the hunt for tumor cells: Duke researchers unveil a prototype device (Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer)
Features Mengxi Wu, PhD

WATCH: Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

Sound waves could provide 'liquid biopsies' (WRAL)
Features Tony Huang, PhD and Andrew Armstrong, MD

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment (UCSF)
Features Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD

Supporting patients with serious illness (Duke Magazine)
Features Arif Kamal, MD

Nurse-Led Smoking-Cessation Program for Cancer Patients Doubled the Quit Rate (Cancer Network/journal Oncology)
Features Susan Bruce, MSN, RN, OCN, AOCNS, CTTS

The Administration didn't step up for blood-cancer patients -- so Congress must (Durham Herald Sun)
Features Joanne Kurtzberg, MD

Experts Mull New ACS Guidelines For Early-Onset CRC (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Features Deborah Fisher, MD, MHS

MEDx and Duke Cancer Center fund pilot project to improve GI cancer detection (Duke MEDx)
Features Deborah Fisher, MD, MHS; Katherine Garman, MD, MS; Naomi Ferguson, MD; Shannon McCall, MD; and Nan Jokerst, PhD

Former TV anchor Jane Gardner receives familiar diagnosis: For 5th time, cancer is back (Virginia Pilot)
Features Thomas D'Amico, MD

Tim McGraw Records Touching Message For Woman Battling Cancer Who Had To Miss His Show (ET Canada)
Feaures Duke patient

'We just wanted to send you our love': Tim McGraw records sweet message for woman battling cancer who had to miss out on his show (The Daily Mail)
Features Duke patient

Low/no calorie soft drinks linked to improved outcomes in advanced colon cancer patients (Yale University)
Features Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD

Affiliations: Community Hospital Perspectives (American Hospital Association
Features Duke-affiliated Augusta Health

Wilson Medical Center patients benefit from Duke Cancer Network (The Wilson Times)
Features Duke Cancer Network

The Doctors Are In: Race and Postcoloniality with Dr.'s Laurent Dubois & Lola Fayanju (Duke Franklin Humanities Institute)
Features Lola Fayanju, MD