February Newsmakers


Mom with cancer urges people to get screened as White House renews push to fight cancer (WNCN)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD

mRNA vaccines: How COVID jab tech will teach our bodies to kill cancer (BBC Science Focus)
Features Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

After overcoming many obstacles, Duke surgeon works to make medical field more diverse (WNCN CBS-17)
Features Trinitia Cannon, MD

Beatrice Mintz, pioneering scientist in cancer and genetics, dies at 100 (Washington Post)
Features Blanche Capel, PhD

A twist on stem cell transplants could help blood cancer patients (Wired)
Nelson Chao, MD, MBA

8 newly flagged substances that could give you cancer (Salon.com (via Grist))
Features David Leiman, MD, MSHP

Nursing shortage is a national health issue | Guest Commentary (Baltimore Sun)
Features Angela Chang, DNP student

Nurses are top-rated profession for 20th straight year (Gallup's annual rating of honesty and ethics)

Americans get sicker as omicron stalls everything from heart surgeries to cancer care (Alaska Public Media via NPR)
Features Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACP, FAAHPM, FASCO

High levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in anti-fogging sprays and wipes (The Guardian (UK))
Features Heather Stapleton, PhD
Spanish language version (ABC.com

Study finds cancer-causing chemicals in popular sprays that stop glasses from fogging when you wear a mask (Insider and MSN News)
Features Heather Stapleton, PhD

Anti-Fog sprays for eyeglasses may be chock full of PFAS (Gismodo)
Features Heather Stapleton, PhD

Defog sprays used to stop glasses steaming up when wearing a face mask could be exposing people to cancer-causing chemicals, study warns (Daily Mail (UK))
Features Heather Stapleton, PhD

NC universities have some of the nation’s best online programs in U.S. News rankings (Raleigh News & Observer)
Duke University School of Nursing

New radiation oncologist joins Scotland Cancer Treatment Center (Laurinburg Exchange)
Features Daniel S. Oh, MD, PhD

Former nurse finds new calling in clinical research (WRAL NBC-5)
Features Sherry Huber, RN, BSN

Saved by COVID-19? How a Raleigh woman’s infection now means she’s breast cancer free (CBS-17)
Features Tammy Kreuzer, MD

Sister power: Meet 33-year-old Afreen Allam – a woman, a Muslim, a CEO and inventor of ‘Carbon Dot’ (WRAL Techwire)

Biotech raises $40M to test forgotten osteoporosis drug in treatment-resistant breast cancer (Columbus INNO Business Journal)
Features Donald McDonnell, PhD

Breast cancer: New technology could recommend whether or not a person needs a biopsy (Express UK)

The six most quality important qualities to look for in a caregiver, according to doctors, (Parade Magazine)
Features Nicole Clagett


Racial Biology and Medical Misconceptions (New England Journal of Medicine -Perspective)
Features Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD

Race and Health – a persistent American dilemma (NEJM Commentary)
Features Damon Tweedy, MD

Subgroup analysis improves understanding of frontline DLBCL options (Targeted Oncology)
Features Sandeep Dave MD, M

Sotorasib active, safe for certain patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (HemOnc Today)
Features John Strickler, MD

KRAS G12C Inhibitor Sotorasib Shows Activity in Certain Patients With Pancreatic Cancer (ASCO Post)
Features John Strickler, MD

Sotorasib Demonstrates Meaningful Responses in KRAS G12C+ Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (Cancer Network)
Features John Strickler, MD

What’s the link between prostate cancer and gut health? (Health Central)
Features Pao-Hwa Lin, PhD

Duke University Laboratory Leaders Deliver During the Pandemic (AHA.org-College of American Pathologists)
Features Michael Datto, MD, PhD, and Diana Cardona, MD

48 hospitals on Forbes' list of best employers (Becker's Hospital Review)

Men in nursing: Shattering stereotypes and carving out opportunities (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Features Duke University School of Nursing

Top 10 orthopedic surgery residency programs (Becker’s Healthcare)
Features Duke University Hospital

Novel approaches to malignant brain tumor treatment aim to overcome familiar challenges (Healio)
Features Eric Thompson, MD

Chemotherapy shows promise in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (Urology Times)
Features Brant Inman, MD, MS

New algorithm shows if – and why – cancer patients should undergo biopsies (DotMed)
Features Joseph Lo, PhD

Autologous gene therapy promising in metachromatic leukodystrophy (Physician’s Weekly)
Features Joanne Kurtzberg, MD

5 things myeloma patients should know about palliative care (Patient Power)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, FAAHPM, FASCO

Duke researchers develop AI breast cancer sleuth that shows its work (Enterprise AI)
Features Joseph Lo, PhD, Alina Barnett, PhD, and Cynthia Rudin, PhD

How safe is a ‘holiday’ from bone-strengthening meds? (HealthDay)
Features Kenneth Lyles, MD

A title fight pits physician assistants against doctors in Minnesota (Minnesota Reformer via Kaiser Health News)
Features April Stouder, PA-C, DFAA, PA

Automated radiotherapy planning: a deep transfer learning approach (Physics World)
Features Wentao Wang, MS, and Yang Sheng, PhD

Could commonly used antifogging sprays and cloths pose a health risk? (Everyday Health)
Features Heather Stapleton, PhD

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia report ongoing symptoms, impacts after transplant, (Healio)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, FAAHPM, FASCO

Machine learning model accurately predicts DCIS upstaging without invasive surgery (Health Imaging)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MHS

Oropharyngeal cancer up nearly 3% among men (MDedge)
Features Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, MPH, PhD

Fighting Cardiovascular disease and cancer (The Intersection -- Augusta University)
Features Kristin Newby, MD

More affirmation of outpatient palliative care benefits in terminal cancer (Medpage Today)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, FAAHPM, FASCO

How to reverse your cancer risk, say experts (Eat This, Not That)
Features Donald McDonnell, PhD

Artificial intelligence in nursing (American Nurse)
Features Ryan Shaw, PhD, Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMS, Michael Cary, PHD, RN

Breast MRI dataset aims to support research, machine learning (Health Data Management)
Features Maciej Mazurowski, PhD

Recap: Experts review management of chronic GVHD (Cancer Network)
Features Nelson Chao, MD, PhD

Breast cancer overdiagnoses in U.S. common, inaccurately reporter (Healio)
Features Marc Ryser, PhD

Microbiota may predict success on low FODMAP diet (MD Edge)
Features Jatin Roper, MD

Depth of Response Is a Primary Goal Through Multiple Myeloma Management (OncLive)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

ICYMI at Duke

Announcing 2022 Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) Cohort (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS, and Michael Harrison, MD


Announcing 2022 LEADER Program Cohort (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Christine Eyler, MD, PhD and Kyle Lafata, PhD, (Radiation Oncology), and Laura Wingler, PhD

Four Faculty Receive SoM Strong Start Awards (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Lindsay Rein, MD, and Nicholas DeVito, MD

Duke University School of Medicine Ranked Third in Nation for Federal Medical Research Funding (Duke University School of Medicine)

Micro Focus Macro Impact (Duke Science and Technology)
Features Raphael Valdivia, PhD

Thirteen Faculty-Led Projects to Foster Equitable Communities in Departments and Schools (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Matthew Hirschey, PhD, and Akshay Bareja, DPhil

CAGPM’s MeTree software recommended by President’s Cancer Panel (Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine)
Features Lori Orlando, MD, MHS, MMCI

Unique Coaching Model Allows Patients to Be Themselves (Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)
Features Gary Maslow, MD, MPH, and McLean Pollock, PhD


Cancer-cell-derived GABA promotes β-catenin-mediated tumour growth and immunosuppression Nature Cell Biology Feb. 10, 2022  De Huang, Yan Wang, J. Will Thompson, Tao Yin, Peter B. Alexander, Diyuan Qin, Poorva Mudgal, Haiyang Wu, Yaosi Liang, Lianmei Tan, Christopher Pan, Lifeng Yuan, Ying Wan, Qi-Jing Li & Xiao-Fan Wang

Low-touch, team-based care for co-morbidity management in cancer patients: the ONE TEAM randomized controlled trial Physicians Weekly Nov. 22, 2021 Leah L Zullig, Mohammad Shahsahebi, Benjamin Neely, Terry Hyslop, Renee A V Avecilla, Brittany M Griffin, Kacey Clayton-Stiglbauer, Theresa Coles, Lynda Owen, Bryce B Reeve, Kevin Shah, Rebecca A Shelby, Linda Sutton, Michaela A Dinan, S Yousuf Zafar, Nishant P Shah, Susan Dent, Kevin C Oeffinger


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