August Newsmakers

August 28, 2017
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

WATCH: Stephanie's Story (Duke Health) 
Features Matthias Gromeier, MD; Henry Friedman, MD; Annick Desjardins, MD; Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; Smita Nair, PhD 

In new trial, Duke doctors hope copper will aid fight against prostate cancer (WRAL) 
Features Tian Zhang, MD

Widowed Early, A Cancer Doctor Writes About The Harm Of Medical Debt (NPR)
Features Fumiko Chino, MD

Even Insured Patients Are Overwhelmed By The Cost Of Cancer Care (Forbes)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Duke combines immunotherapy, tumor-roasting nanotech to vaccinate mice against cancer (Durham Herald Sun)
Features Tuan Vo-Dinh, PhD, Brant Inman, MD, and Greg Palmer, PhD

WATCH: Man Cycles Through Canada and U.S. For Cancer Research (CKPG TV)
Features Paul Rudershausen who's raising money for DCI research

Without hope, cancer is terrifying (Portsmouth Daily Times)
Features Thomas D’Amico, MD

American Society for Radiation Oncology members receive fellows designation (HemOnc Today)
Features Brian Czito, MD

Discovering potential targeted treatments for bile duct cancer (Medical Xpress)
Features Teh Bin Tean, MD, PhD (Duke-NUS Medical School) 

Grid Therapeutics Signs Exclusive License Agreement to Develop a Novel Immuno-Oncology Antibody (Business Wire)
Features Edward F. Patz, Jr, MD

WATCH: Final Thoughts on Progress in Breast Cancer Research (OncLive)
Features Kimberly Blackwell, MD

WATCH: Practical Implications of AR-V7 Testing in Prostate (OncLive)
Features Andrew J. Armstrong, MD

Drug aimed at inflammation may lower risk of heart disease and cancer (The New York Times)
Features Eric Peterson, MD

PAPERS: 

Synergistic Immuno Photothermal Nanotherapy (SYMPHONY) for the Treatment of Unresectable and Metastatic Cancers. Nature/Scientific Reports. (published online August 17, 2017) Yang Liu, PhDPaolo Maccarini, PhDGregory M. Palmer, PhDWiguins EtienneYulin Zhao, MDChen-Ting Lee, PhDXiumei MaBrant A. Inman, MD; & Tuan Vo-Dinh, PhD.

Out-of-Pocket Costs, Financial Distress, and Underinsurance in Cancer CareJAMA Oncology. (Published online August 10, 2017). Fumiko Chino, MD; Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, MD, MPH; Christel Rushing, MS; Arif H. Kamal, MD, MHS; Ivy Altomare, MD; Gregory Samsa, PhD; S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

Improvements in Patient and Health System Outcomes Using an Integrated Oncology and Palliative Medicine Approach on a Solid Tumor Inpatient Service. Journal of Oncology Practice. (Published online before print August 10, 2017) Richard F. Riedel, MD; Kim Slusser, MSN, BSN; Steve Power, MBA; Christopher A. Jones, MD; Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD; Arif H. Kamal, MDDevi Desai, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW; Deborah Allen, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, AOCNPYinxi Yu; Steven Wolf; and Anthony N. Galanos, MD.  

DNA Sequence Constraints Define Functionally Active Steroid Nuclear Receptor Binding Sites in Chromatin. Endocrinology. (published July 20, 2017) Laurel A. Coons, PhD; Sylvia C. Hewitt; Adam B. Burkholder, MSDonald P. McDonnell, PhD; Kenneth S. Korach, PhD.