September Newsmakers


Duke #3 for Scientific Research according to Nature Index

High levels of cancer-causing chemical found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes: Study (ABC News)
Sairam Jabba, DVM, PhD, and Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD

Conway Medical Center opens new cancer center (
Features Duke Cancer Network

Duke researchers utilize gene editing to improve cancer drugs’ performance (WRAL Techwire/Pratt School of Engineering)
Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD

Greensboro firefighters wearing special wristbands to analyze chemicals they are exposed to (FOX 8 Greensboro)
Features Steven Patierno, PhD

Could home care replace inpatient HSCT? (Hematology News)
Features Nelson Chao, MD

NIH Awards $2.5 Million For Prostate Cancer Research (DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

The Kidney Cancer Association Announces Recipients for the Advanced Discovery Awards  and Young Investigator Awards (Kidney Cancer Association)
Features Tian Zhang, MD, and Daniel George, MD

Zhang 2019 KCA Young Investigator Award (DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers)
Features Tian Zhang, MD

For Some Women with Breast Cancer, Cost Influences Decisions about Surgery (NCI)
Features Rachel Greenup, MD

Altering Diet Enhances Response to Cancer Treatments in Mice (NCI)
Features Jason Locasale, PhD

ASTRO Unveils First RT Guideline for Pancreatic Cancer — Radiation's role in pancreatic cancer is "controversial," says guideline author (MedPage Today)
Features Manisha Palta, MD

ASTRO shares new guidelines on pancreatic cancer treatment (Radiology Business)
Features Manisha Palta, MD

Envisioning the Future of Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Nivolumab still has edge on chemo after 4 years in advanced NSCLC (Reuters/Journal of Clinical Pathways)
Features Scott Antonia, MD

Many Choices Now for Men With Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer: How to Decide? (ASCO Post)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Cancer Slayer of the Month (Prelude to a Cure)
Features Scott Antonia, MD

Anything but Black and White - Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer (Uro Today)
Features Daniel George, MD

Although Barriers to Treating Brain Metastases Exist, Systemic Therapies Make Progress (Targeted Oncology)
Features Carey Anders, MD

WATCH: Expert Advice for Newly Diagnosed CLL Patients (Patient Empowerment Network)
Features Danielle Brander, MD

WATCH: The Benefits of Seeking a Second Opinion in Myeloma (Patient Empowerment Network)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

Social Disparities in Radiation Therapy (ONS Voice)
Features John Hillson RN, BSN, OCN

The top 5 healthcare institutions for scientific research in 2018 (Nature Index)
Duke University Health System ranked number 3 among top 5 healthcare institutions for scientific research in 2018

Blue Devil of the Week: Helping Patients Take Steps Toward Healing (Duke Today)
Features Dana Lott (Duke Neurology physical therapist)

Jason Locasale: Fighting cancer with chemical complexity and collaboration (The Chronicle)

To catch up on all the newsmakers and papers you may have missed over the summer, read August Newsmakers and July Newsmakers.