February Newsmakers

February 27, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

HEARTWARMING: Duke therapy dog honored at Westminster show (Durham Herald-Sun)
Features Pets At Duke therapy dog, Sam, and his therapy partner, Sandra Towne

Westminster Dog Show Competitors Strut Their Stuff Ahead Of Big Day (CBS New York)
Features features Pets At Duke therapy dog, Sam, and his therapy partner, Sandra Towne

Dog wins ribbon at Westminster, hearts at Duke Cancer Center (WNCN)
Features features Kristy Everette, coordinator, Oncology Recreation Therapy, Pets At Duke therapy dog, Sam, and his therapy partner, Sandra Towne

Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy (HealthCanal)

Three New Duke Investigators Receive CTSA-Sponsored KL2 Career Development Awards (DTMI)
Features Anthony Sung, MD, medical instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy

Local Network Affiliate Covers CRUSH (ABC 11)
Features Ivy Altomare, MD, and DCI IT analyst Erin Wood  

CMS Oncology Care Model Names NCCN Guidelines as High-Quality Care and Evidence-Based Recommendations

NCCN Publishes New Patient-Friendly Treatment Guidelines for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Papers

Patterns of Use and Cost for Inappropriate Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer in the United States Use and Misuse (JAMA Internal Medicine) 
By Paolo Goffredo, MD; Samantha M. Thomas, MD; Michaela A. Dinan, PhD; Jennifer M. Perkins, MD; Sanziana A. Roman, MD; and Julie A. Sosa, MD