November Newsmakers


Duke Departments

Touching Lives Across North Carolina (Working at Duke)
Features Hannah Woriax, MD

Helping patients live longer and healthier with ONE Team (Duke NUS)
Features Leah Zullig, PhD, MPH, and Kevin Oeffinger, MD

Aravind Asokan to Lead Partnership with Danaher Corporation to Accelerate Gene Therapy Breakthroughs (Duke University School of Medicine)

Duke Athletics Mourns Death of Dr. Greg Dale (Go Duke)

Duke Senior Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship To Study In Ireland to study Inflammatory Breast Cancer (Duke Today)
Features Alexandra Bennion

Listening in on the Conversations of Fat Cells (Duke University School of Medicine Magnify)
Features Rana Gupta, PhD

Gyn Onc Faculty Graduate from ALICE Program (Duke OBGyn)
Features Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSC; and Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc

ALICE 2022 Cohort Graduates Program! (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Laura Rosenberger, MD; Betty Tong, MD; Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSC; and Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc; Nicole Larrier, MD, Radiation Oncology

DCI Blog

Newly Developed Gene Classifier Identifies Risk of Breast Pre-Cancer Progression
Features E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Biomarker Predicts Immunotherapy Resistance in Melanoma
Featured Brent Hanks, MD, PhD

Family History, Gene Variants Put Black Men at Risk for Early Prostate Cancer
Features Kathleen Cooney, MD

DCI Providers Address Reports, Trends, in Lung Cancer Screening, Survival
Jeffrey Crawford, MD, and Betty Tong, MD, MHS, MS

Seven DCI Scientists Among World's Most Cited (Duke Research Blog/DCI Blog)
Features Robert Lefkowitz, MD; Barton Haynes, MD; Charles Gersbach, PhD; John F. Rawls, PhD; Christopher Newgard, PhD; Quinn T. Ostrom, PhD, MPH, MA; Jason Locasale, PhD

DCI Lung Cancer/Radon Project Selected for Duke Climate Commitment Funding (Duke Today/DCI Blog)
Features Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Kastan Receives Distinguished Faculty Award (DCI Blog)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD

Study Finds Patient’s Race Affects Ovarian Cancer Care (DCI Blog)
Features Mary Katherine Montes De Oca, MD, and Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD


Biomarker predicts resistance to immunotherapies in melanoma, Duke study finds (WNCN CBS-17)
Features Brent Hanks, MD, PhD

Why are Black men more susceptible to prostate cancer? Duke researchers find clues (WRAL)
Features Kathleen Cooney, MD

US lung cancer survival rate rises 21%, report says, but much work remains (CNN)
Features Jeffrey Crawford, MD

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month; Duke doctor recommends screening (CBS-17)
Features Betty Tong, MD

Health Headlines: Problems with at-home cancer treatment (Ch. 7 KPLC)
Features Brittany Davidson, MD

Medical Moment: How safe are at-home cancer treatments?(WNDU-TV)
Features Brittany Davidson, MD

Children Treated With Remestemcel-L Show Long-Term Survival Through Four Years in Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft Versus Host Disease (SR-aGVHD) (Biospace)
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Features Joanne Kurtzberg, PhD


Judd Moul Receives Distinguished Contribution Award for prolific contributions & leadership in prostate cancer research and dedicated military service (American Urological Association)
Features Judd Moul, MD

ADCs Represent One of Many Improvements in GU Cancer Treatment (Onc Live)
Features Daniel George, MD

Improving Breathing After Lobectomy (Cure)
Features Scott L. Shofer, MD

Women Should Know Their Options, Risks for Future Fertility Before Starting Cancer Treatment (Cure)
Features Clare Meernik, PhD, MPH

Medicine vs Food: The Patient Care Dilemma of ‘Financial Toxicity’ (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

Manipulating Data to Make Precision Medicine Magic (Association of Community Cancer Centers)
Features John Strickler, MD

Deep-learning system identifies difficult-to-detect brain metastases (Physics World)
Features Devon Godfrey, PhD

The Life of Marie Curie and Her Contributions to Oncology (ONS Voice)
Features John Hillson, RN, BSN, OCN

Who is At Risk For Metastatic Breast Cancer? (Patient Power)
Features Jeremy Force, DO, and Pam Kohl

Vaccine Holds Promise to Improve Outcomes for MBC Patients (Susan G. Komen)
Features Zachary Hartman, PhD

SGO Wellness: Grief Needs Recognition | Anthony Nicholas Galanos, MD, MA (SGO)

MOUNTAINEER Data Confirm Clinical Benefit of Tucatinib Plus Trastuzumab in HER2+ mCRC (OncLive)
Features John Strickler, MD

3 Tips for Getting Comfortable With an Ostomy After GI Cancer Surgery (Cure)
Features Stephanie S. Yates, MSN, ANP-BC, CWOCN

Omidubicel Leads to 'Durable Long-Term Hematopoiesis' (Blood Cancers Today)
Features Chenyu Lin, MD


New eBook launched: "It Takes a Village: The Expanding Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Brain Metastasis"
Features Peter Fecci, MD, PhD (editor)


Challenges and Emerging Opportunities for Targeting mTOR in Cancer Cancer Research Nov. 2, 2022 Kris C. Wood; J. Silvio Gutkind

Increased CaMKK2 expression is an adaptive response that maintains the fitness of tumor-infiltrating natural killer cells Cancer Immunology Research Oct. 27, 2022 Patrick K. Juras; Luigi Racioppi; Debarati Mukherjee; Sandeep Artham; Xia Gao; Laura Akullian D'Agostino; Ching-Yi Chang; Donald P. McDonnell

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