April Newsmakers

April 14, 2016
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Duke University Health System to create program for teenage cancer patients (Duke Chronicle)
Features Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD (pictured above)

Angels Among Us 5K Is In April (ABC 11 WTVD)
Features Annick Desjardins, MD, PhD 

Former TV anchor Jane Gardner diagnosed with cancer again — 4th time in 17 years (Virginia Pilot)
Features Thomas D'Amico, MD

Tackling the financial toll of cancer, one patient at a time (Washington Post)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Duke Cancer Institute doctors and NCSU vets team up against cancer (The Daily News)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, and Will Eward, DVM, MD

Five Employees Receive Presidential Awards (Duke Today)
Features Jean Hartford-Todd and Mairead Alcorn

Inside Sean Parker's $250 Million Bet To Cure Cancer (Fast Company)
Features Prateek Mendiratta, MD

Newgard Named To Distinguished Faculty Award (Duke University Medical Alumni Association)
Features Christopher B. Newgard, T'78, PhD 

Duke-UNC Collaboration May Lead to Drug Discovery Boom (Duke Translational Medicine Institute)
Features Robert Lefkowitz, MD

Researchers Turn to Canine Clinical Trials to Advance Cancer Therapies (JAMA)
Features Will Eward, DVM, MD

Up Front (ONS)
Features Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN, AOCN®, Julia Falkner, BSN, RN, OCN® and Amy Boswell, MSN, RN, OCN®

Quin Houff makes a difference through racing (NewsLeader)

Why breast cancer survivors should avoid late night eating (The Washington Post)
Features Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS

Belk Boutique Provides Free Wigs For Chemo Patients (WTVD)
Features Marquette Jeffery

Department selects five for Chair's Research Award, bridge funding (Duke University Dept. of Medicine)
Features Ammon Fager

Gene-editing company with a Duke root files to raise $100M (TBJ)

Data of NiCord® in Blood Cancer Patients at EBMT 2016 (SYS-CON Media)

Duke study finds frequent lung cancer screenings might not be necessary (TBJ)
Features Edward F. Patz, MD

The Dual Rounding Model: Forging Therapeutic Alliances in Oncology and Palliative Care (CJON)
By Carey E. Baxley, RN, BSN, OCN

Study Recommends Against Annula LDCT In A Subset Of High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients (AJMC)
Features Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD

Early Trial Shows Injectable Agent Illuminates Cancer During Surgery (Operating Theatre Journal)
Features David Kirsch, M., PhD

Twenty Strategies to Live A long Flight (Storify)

Studies suggest benefit of double mastectomy ‘zero to tiny’ (The Globe & Mail)
Features E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Papers

Quantitative Assessment of the Polymorphisms in the HOTAIR lncRNA and Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of 8 Case-Control Studies (Plos One)
by Qing-Yi Wei, MD, PhD