April Newsmakers

April 17, 2019
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

When a Treatment Costs $450,000 or More, It Had Better Work (The Atlantic)
Features Duke researchers 

Health Beat: Prostate cancer: Race matters (WFMZ-TV)
Features Daniel George, MD

The PROPHECY Study Validates the Use of Two AR-V7 Biomarker Assays for Predicting Hormone Therapy Resistance in Men with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CDMRP/U.S. Department of Defense)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

OncoSec and Duke University collaborate on cancer vaccine (The Pharma Letter)
Features H. Kim Lyerly, MD

GlycoMimetics Announces Plans to Initiate Breast Cancer Trial to Evaluate GMI-1359 (Business Wire/Press Release)
Features P. Kelly Marcom, MD, and Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD

Clinical Photography Enhances Tumor Assessment Documentation (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
Features John Hillson, RN, BSN, BA, OCN of DCI North Durham

NCCN Announces Six Quality Improvement Projects in Gastric Cancer Care Approved for Collaboration with Lilly Oncology (NCCN)
Features Dan G. Blazer III, MD; Daniel P. Nussbaum, MD; Linda M. Sutton, MD

Progress Against Cancer Pain Taking Many Directions, NCI Reports (Oncology Times)
William Maixner, DDS, PhD 

The way we die will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now (Vox)
Features Haider Warraich, MD (cardiology)

Pooled Analysis Shows Long-Term Benefit with Opdivo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Cure Today)
Features Scott Antonia, MD, PhD

Better Longer-Term Survival in NSCLC After Nivolumab Response (Medscape)
Features Scott Antonia, MD, PhD

Prostate Cancer Disparities: Race-related Biological Differences (AACR)
Features Steven Patierno, PhD

WATCH: Novel agents demonstrate promise as first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Healio)
Features Danielle Brander, MD

Dr. Armstrong Discusses Findings of ARCHES Trial in Prostate Cancer (OncLive)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

Dr. Strickler on Genomic Variants Detected by Liquid Biopsies in GI Cancers (OncLive)
Features John Strickler, MD

Dr. George on the Impact of Immunotherapy on TKIs in RCC (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: Dr. George Discusses Next Steps in RCC (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Of Pancreatic Cancer (Oncology Tube)
Features John Strickler, MD

HCC Field Looks Beyond Single-Agent Checkpoint Blockade to Improve Survival (Targeted Oncology)
Features Michael Morse, MD

Deep learning improves tumor contouring, may help patients with head and neck cancer (Health Imaging)
Features Zheng Chang, PhD

Survival rates after HSCT have not improved among infants with malignant diseases (Healio/HemeOnc Today)
Features Suhag H. Parikh, MD

Drug shortages jeopardize the lives of children with cancer (STAT)
Features Duke University 

Coming Together Against Cancer’s Second Annual Event Set For April 13 (Sarasota news)
Features Annick Desjardins, MD

A New Way to Rejuvenate the Liver? (Columbia University)
Features Anna Mae Diehl

Researchers pinpoint tumor-related protein, slow progression of cancers (Science Daily)
Features Maria Blasi, PhD

New approach for potential treatment of liver cancer patients with Hep B virus infection (Duke-NUS Medical School)

Asiedu Named 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow (Pratt School of Engineering)

Duke researchers start company that uses software to overcome drug resistance, fight cancer (The Chronicle)
Features Bruce Donald, PhD

PAPERS

Fatty acid transport protein 2 reprograms neutrophils in cancer Nature. April 17, 2019. Filippo Veglia, Vladimir A. Tyurin, Maria Blasi, Alessandra De Leo, Andrew V. Kossenkov, Laxminarasimha Donthireddy, Tsun Ki Jerrick To, Zach Schug, Subhasree Basu, Fang Wang, Emanuela Ricciotti, Concetta DiRusso, Maureen E. Murphy, Robert H. Vonderheide, Paul M. Lieberman, Charles Mulligan, Brian Nam, Neil Hockstein, Gregory Masters, Michael Guarino, Cindy Lin, Yulia Nefedova, Paul Black, Valerian E. Kagan & Dmitry I. Gabrilovich. 

Unraveling the molecular nature of melanin changes in metastatic cancer Journal of Biomedical Optics. April 2019. Kuk-Youn Ju; Simone Degan; Martin C. Fischer; Kevin C. Zhou; Xiaomeng Jia; Jin Yu; Warren S. Warren

Will AI Improve Tumor Delineation Accuracy for Radiation Therapy? Radiology. March 26, 2019. Zheng Chang.

Survival Trends in Infants Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Jama Pediatrics. March 18, 2019. Suhag H. Parikh, MD; Prakash Satwani, MD; Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD; Natasha A. Sahr, PhD; Caitrin Fretham, MPH; Allistair A. Abraham, MD; Vaibhav Agrawal, MD; Jeffery J. Auletta, MD; Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD; Edward Copelan, MD; Miguel-Angel Diaz, MD; Christopher C. Dvorak, MD; Haydar A. Frangoul, MD; Cesar O. Freytes, MD; Shahinaz M. Gadalla, MD, PhD; Robert Peter Gale, MD; Biju George, MD; Usama Gergis, MD, MBA; Shahrukh Hashmi, MD; Peiman Hematti, MD; Gerhard C. Hildebrandt, MD; Amy K. Keating, MD; Hillard M. Lazarus, MD; Kasiani C. Myers, MD; Richard F. Olsson, MD; Timothy Prestidge, MD; Seth J. Rotz, MD; Bipin N. Savani, MD; Evan B. Shereck, MD; Kirsten M. Williams, MD; Baldeep Wirk, MD; Marcelo C. Pasquini, MD, MS; Alison W. Loren, MD, MSCE.

Value-Based Arrangements May Be More Prevalent Than AssumedThe American Journal of Managed CareNirosha Mahendraratnam, PhD; Corinna Sorenson, PhD, MHSA, MPH; Elizabeth Richardson, MSc; Gregory W. Daniel, PhD, MPH, RPh; Lisabeth Buelt, MPH; Kimberly Westrich, MA; Jingyuan Qian, MPP; Hilary Campbell, PharmD, JD; Mark McClellan, MD, PhD; and Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD.

Mortality and Health Outcomes in North Carolina Communities Located in Close Proximity to Hog Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations N C Med J. Sept.-Oct. 2018. Kravchenko J, Rhew SH, Akushevich I, Agarwal P, Lyerly, HK.

A machine learning approach to radiogenomics of breast cancer: a study of 922 subjects and 529 DCE-MRI featuresBritish Journal of Cancer. July 23, 2018. Ashirbani Saha, Michael R. Harowicz, Lars J. Grimm, Connie E. Kim, Sujata V. Ghate, Ruth Walsh & Maciej A. Mazurowski.