September Newsmakers

Media & Trades

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Undergraduate Nursing Programs For First Time (Forbes)
Features Duke University BSN program


Good Morning America cholesterol study

Donald McDonnell, PhD, Cholesterol and Breast Cancer Study Featured on Good Morning America (click to play)

The National Cancer Institute has shared its Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 (NCI)

Napa Valley's V Foundation gala raises $12M for cancer research (Napa Valley Register)
Features Coach K

Data Sharing to Improve AI Used in Breast-Imaging Research (Medscape)
Maciej A. Mazurowski, PhD

How electrical circuits sparked fresh light on human biology (AI Med)
Features Xiling Shen, PhD, MSc

Evolving treatment approaches pre- and post-transplant (ONCLive)
Harry Erba, MD, PhD

Dr. Ready on the role of frontline chemoimmunotherapy in lung cancer (OncLive)
Features Neal Ready, MD

Home care delivery for patients undergoing HSCT during COVID-19 (Targeted Oncology)
Features Nelson Chao, MD

Radiology navigators may save millions from malpractice lawsuits by closing gaps in follow-up care (Health Imaging)
Fides R. Schwartz, MD

10 pharmacy execs share what they tell patients who are prescribed expensive drugs (Becker’s Hospital Review)  
Features Gene Rhea, PharmD 

High-sensitivity C-reactive protein helps predict breast cancer (Med India)
Features Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Immunotherapy Combo for Advanced Kidney Cancer Signifies ‘A Great Time for the Field’ (Cure)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc


New Screening Tool Improves Ability to Identify Patients at Risk of Suicide (Duke Health News)

Liquid Biopsies Predict Effectiveness of Hormone Treatments for Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (Clinical Practice Today)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc

Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS, has been elected to serve on the Editorial Board of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (Duke Department of Surgery)

Joseph Heitman, PhD, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Duke University School of Medicine)

John Migaly, MD, has been appointed the new vice chair of Education for the Department of Surgery (Duke Department of Surgery)

Duke Opens New Research Campus in Research Triangle Park (Duke University School of Medicine)

Pandemic Response Shows Path For Improved Health Care in the Future (Duke Health News)

How Much Fiber Should You Eat? A Duke Graduate Student Forages for the Answer (Duke University School of Medicine Magnify)

Duke Physician Assistant Program Holds Graduation at Duke Chapel (Duke Family Medicine & Community Health)
Features Susan Blackwell Crawford, MHS, PA-C

Global Health Fellow Emily Herfel, DO, Co-authors Book (Duke OBGyn)

Working in a New Normal: Samantha Kwan Verruto splits patient care between office and home (Duke Today)

Bethany Norris at Duke Cancer Center Raleigh for receiving a hospital-wide Living Our Values Award for Safety (Duke Raleigh via Twitter)

School of Medicine Welcomes 2021 Incoming Class (Duke University School of Medicine)

A Plan for Change (Duke University School of Medicine)

Six SoM Physician-Scientists selected to receive Strong Start Awards (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Christine Eyler, MD, PhD

Allan Friedman, MD, has received the the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery (Department of Neurosurgery)


Implementation of a Molecular Tumor Registry to Support the Adoption of Precision Oncology Within an Academic Medical Center: The Duke University Experience Journal of Clinical Oncology Sept. 16, 2021 Michelle F. Green, PhD; Jonathan L. Bell, MD; Christopher B. Hubbard, BS; Shannon J. McCall, MD; Matthew S. McKinney, MD; Jinny E. Riedel, MS; Carolyn S. Menendez, MD; James L. Abbruzzese, MD; John H. Strickler, MD; and Michael B. Datto, MD, PhD

Clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma and brain metastasis treated with ipilimumab and nivolumab Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer Sept. 13, 2021 Landon C. Brown, Kunal Desai; Wei Wei; Emily N. Kinsey; Chester Kao; Daniel J. George; Moshe C. Ornstein; and Tian Zhang.

Primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced stage endometrial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology September 01, 2021 Benjamin B. Albright, MD, MS; Karen A. Monuszko, BS; Samantha J. Kaplan, PhD; Brittany A. Davidson, MD; Haley A. Moss, MD, MBA; Allan B. Huang, MD; Alexander Melamed, MD; Jason D. Wright, MD; Laura J. Havrilesky, MD, MHSc; Rebecca A. Previs, MD, MS

A Data Set and Deep Learning Algorithm for the Detection of Masses and Architectural Distortions in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images JAMA Network Open August 16, 2021 Mateusz Buda, MSc; Ashirbani Saha, PhD; Ruth Walsh, MD; Sujata Ghate, MD; Nianyi Li, PhD; Albert Święcicki, BSc; Joseph Y. Lo, PhD; Maciej A. Mazurowski, PhD.

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte treatment for anti-PD1-resistant metastatic lung cancer: A Phase 1 Trial Nature Medicine August 12, 2021 Benjamin C. Creelan, Chao Wang, Jamie K. Teer, Eric M. Toloza, Jiqiang Yao, Sungjune Kim, Ana M. Landin, John E. Mullinax, James J. Saller, Andreas N. Saltos, David R. Noyes, Leighann B. Montoya, Wesley Curry, Shari A. Pilon-Thomas, Alberto A. Chiappori, Tawee Tanvetyanon, Frederic J. Kaye, Zachary J. Thompson, Sean J. Yoder, Bin Fang, John M. Koomen, Amod A. Sarnaik, Dung-Tsa Chen, Jose R. Conejo-Garcia, Eric B. Haura & Scott J. Antonia.

Electronic Health Record Closed-Loop Communication Program for Unexpected Nonemergent Findings Radiology August 10, 2021 Fides R. Schwartz, Christopher J. Roth, Brenda Boardwine, Lisa Hardister, Shannon Thomas-Campbell, Katherine Lander, Charlene Montoya, Tracy A. Jaffe.

The relationship between emotional well‑being and understanding of prognosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) Supportive Care in Cancer August 9, 2021 Anmol Singh; Susan C. Locke; Steven P. Wolf; Tara A. Albrecht; Jesse D. Troy; Heather Derry; Areej El‑Jawahri; Thomas W. LeBlanc.

The somatic molecular evolution of cancer: Mutation, selection, and epistasis Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology August 6, 2021 Krishna Dasari; Jason A.Somarelli; Sudhir Kumar; Jeffrey P.Townsend.

Managing female sexual dysfunction Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations July 8, 2021 Sarah S. Arthur, MA; Caroline S. Dorfman, PhD;  Lisa A. Massa, MPT; Rebecca A.Shelby, PhD.

DCI E-Newsletter Archive

DCI E-NEWS September 17, 2021
Barbershop :: MrT :: High Five :: $12M NIH :: $3M NSF :: Strike Out Spirit :: Blood :: KidsCan! and Cancer :: Lacks 750 :: Covid Tests :: Flu Shots

DCI E-NEWS September 1, 2021
Back to School :: Gliomas Prize  :: 96 ::  New Faculty :: New Clinic :: New Normal :: Zoom Zumba :: Hwang  Leader :: Cholesterol & Cancer :: V Riders

DCI E-News August 6, 2021
Million Dollar Grant :: High Fives :: New Faculty :: Summer & Fall Events :: USNWR :: Duke Women :: FASTRO :: Cancer Evolution :: Implementation Science

DCI E-News July 23, 2021
Magnify Blood ::  Ballroom :: Welcome New Faculty :: Whipple :: Rogue Drug :: Curbside :: Victory :: Strikeout

DCI E-News July 1, 2021
Treatment Revolution :: Battlefield :: All the Fixins' :: Detection Device :: Imaging Center :: Pew Award :: Tobacco Free

DCI E- News June 18, 2021
Survivor Stories :: CRC Watchlist :: Superstar :: Retiring :: Art of Medicine :: Sun & Skin :: Pride :: Worthy :: Daisy :: TEDX

DCI E-News May 14, 2021  Moore Advice :: Today in Melanoma :: DoD for IBC :: Prostate News :: NAS :: AAAS :: ASCI :: Events :: on the Brain :: in Memoriam

DCI E-News April 16, 2021
Mug Shots :: Awards Season :: Running Out the Clock :: Black Veterans :: Year of COVID :: Rankings :: Race for the Cure :: COE :: the Seig Duke 

DCI E-News March 26, 2021
Blue Angels :: Lisenbee :: Randazzo  :: Spector Lyme Grant  :: Prostate News :: Cancer & Covid Videos  :: HPV :: Zoom Fatigue :: Matched :: Events and More Events

DCI E-News March 12, 2021
Pound of Cure :: Disparities Gap :: CRC Forum :: Walk the Walk :: SPORE Series :: WomenWhoCurie :: Myth Vs. Fact