October Newsmakers

October 7, 2016
By: Julie Poucher Harbin , Writer, DCI

WATCH: Kimberly Blackwell, MD on the Treatment Landscape of HER2+ Breast Cancer at the State of the Science Summit (ONC Live)

New Frontiers in Breast Cancer (TIME)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD

Proactive Surgery Remains a Delicate Decision (Sarasota Herald Tribune)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD

Duke Nurse/Musicians Strikes Right Note Against Breast Cancer (ABC 11)
Features Daniel Nickels, RN

WATCH: Leukemia and Lymphoma patients get ready for ‘Light the Night’ in Cary (WNCN)
Features Duke leukemia and lymphoma patients

Radiation Therapy Advances Have Improved Survival Rates for Early-stage Lung Cancer Patients (Imaging Technology News)
Features Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD

Pets battling cancer help lead doctors to cures, treatments for people (The Denver Post)
Features Duke researchers

Does Air Pollution Kill? (MedPageToday)
Features H. Kim Lyerly, MD

Susan G. Komen Foundation to give NCCU $405,000 for breast cancer disparities initiative (Goldsboro News-Argus)
Features Nadine Barrett, PhD, director of DCI'S Health Equity and Disparities office, who will lead the public health and community engagement component of the program 

WATCH: Shared Decision-Making in Hematologic Malignancies (Oncology--Cancer Network) and Dr. Thomas LeBlanc on Patient Shared Decision-Making in Hematologic Malignancies (OncLive)
Features Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA 

Papers:

Metformin Targets Central Carbon Metabolism and Reveals Mitochondrial Requirements in Human Cancers (Cell Metabolism)
Features Xiaojing Liu, PhD, Iris L. Romero, MD, Lacey M. Litchfield, PhD, Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Jason W. Locasale, PhD

Nivolumab monotherapy in recurrent metastatic urothelial carcinoma (CheckMate 032): a multicentre, open-label, two-stage, multi-arm, phase 1/2 trial (The Lancet. Oncology. 2016 Oct 07 [Epub ahead of print], featured in Uro Today)
Features Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD, Margaret K Callahan, Petri Bono, MD, PhD, Joseph Kim, Pavlina Spiliopoulou,PhD, Emiliano Calvo, MD, PhD, Rathi N Pillai, MD, Patrick A Ott, MD, PhD, Filippo de Braud, MD, Michael Morse, MD, Dung T Le, MD, Dirk Jaeger, MD, Emily Chan, PhD, Chris Harbison, Chen-Sheng Lin, PhD, Marina Tschaika, Alex Azrilevich, Pharm. D, Jonathan E Rosenberg, MD 

Universal Mask Usage for Reduction of Respiratory Viral Infections After Stem Cell Transplant: A Prospective Trial (Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Features Anthony Sung, MD, Samantha Thomas, Terry Hyslop, PhD, Cristina Gasparetto, MD, Gwynn Long, MD, David Rizzieri, MD, Keith Sullivan, MD, Gloria Broadwater, MS, Nelson Chao, MD, Mitchell Horwitz, MD