April Newsmakers

ICYMI at Duke

Jumping County Lines: How Duke is Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Care Across North Carolina (Duke Surgery)
Features Maggie DiNome, MD, and Hannah Woriax, MD

Kimberly Johnson: Earning Her Own Place in the Hallowed Halls of Duke (Duke Department of Medicine)

Duke’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing Rank in Top 10 Nationally (Duke Health News)

Chris Beyrer Named Director of Duke Global Health Institute (Duke Today)

School of Medicine Celebrates 2022 Faculty Award Recipients (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Stuart Knechtle, MD, and Lesley H. Curtis, PhD,


2022 Health Care Leadership Awards: Neeraj Agrawal – Duke Raleigh Hospital (Triangle Business Journal)
Features Neeraj Agrawal, MD

How close are we to a cancer vaccine? Duke University scientists are closing in (CBS 17)
Features Zachary Hartman, PhD, and H. Kim Lyerly, MD

Duke scientists say they’re closing in on a cancer vaccine (News Nation Now/Nexstar Media Outlets)
Features Zachary Hartman, PhD, and H. Kim Lyerly, MD

Pancreatic cancer survivor highlight of Duke Cancer Institute's 50th anniversary (Spectrum News)
Features John Strickler, MD, and Kevin Shah, MD

How COVID reshaped cancer care (Axios)
Features Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACP, FAAHPM, FASCO

Cancer Cell Repair: Blocking the mechanism is the new therapeutic target (Pledge Times)
Features Kris Wood, PhD

Only 43% of clinical trials report race and ethnicity – what can be done? (Medical News Today)
Features Nadine Barrett, PhD

America’s Best Large Employers List: The top 100 for 2022 (Forbes Online)
Duke University (61), Duke University Health System (74)

This fungus has more than 17,000 sexes (The Scientist)
Features Joseph Heitman, PhD

Moral injury is similar in healthcare workers and veterans (Psychology Today)
Features Jason Nieuwsma, PhD

Betrayal, guilt, shame: Trauma among health care workers comparable to that of combat vets (NBC News)

Trades & Government

APCCC 2022: The Uptake of New Treatment Options for mHSPC in Real Life -- Education, Access, Use, and Diversity (Uro Today)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc

Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care (Expert Perspectives in Medicine/2022 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium)
Features Judd Moul, MD

Early Career Investigators Are Developing Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancers (CDMRP-U.S. Dept. of Defense)
Features spotlight on Kyle Lafata, PhD, "Multiscale Characterization of Radiation Resistance in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"

Cardiovascular care of pediatric cancer survivors: Mitigating a lifelong risk (Healio)
Features Kevin Oeffinger, MD

A new path emerges in lung cancer treatment (Cure Today)
Features Jeffrey Clarke
, MD

Molecularly targeted therapy may improve survival in advanced, recurrent endometrial cancer (Cancer Therapy Advisor)
Features Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc

An Overview on Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Prophylaxis (Targeted Oncology)
Features Nelson Chao, MD


Letter to the Editor re Resistance Training Exercise for Men with Prostate Cancer "In Regard to Schumacher et al" International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics May 1, 2022 David J.Carpenter, MD; Alexander K. Diaz, MD, PhD; Sushil Beriwal, MD; Parker N.Hyde, PhD, CSCS; Colin E.Champ, MD, CSCS

Epigenetic STING silencing is developmentally conserved in gliomas and can be rescued by methyltransferase inhibition Cancer Cell April 28, 2022 Justin T. Low; Vidyalakshmi Chandramohan; Michelle L.Bowie; Michael C.Brown; Matthew S. Waitkus; Aaron Briley; Kevin Stevenson; Rebecca Fuller; Zachary J. Reitman; Andrea M. Muscat; Seethalakshmi Hariharan; Janell Hostettler; Sarah Danehower; Ali Baker; Mustafa Khasraw; Nicholas C.Wong; Simon Gregory; Smita K.Nair; Amy Heimberger; Matthias Gromeier; Darell D.Bigner; David M. Ashley

Improved Survival With Enzalutamide in Patients With Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology April 14, 2022 Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, MSc; Arun A. Azad, MBBS, PhD; Taro Iguchi, MD, Ph; Russell Z. Szmulewitz, MD; Daniel P. Petrylak , MD; Jeffrey Holzbeierlein, MD; Arnauld Villers, MD; Antonio Alcaraz, MD, PhD; Boris Alekseev, MD; Neal D. Shore, MD; Francisco Gomez-Veiga, MD, PhD; Brad Rosbrook, MS; Fabian Zohren, MD, PhD; Shunsuke Yamada, MEng; Gabriel P. Haas, MD; and Arnulf Stenzl, MD.
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Resolution of radiation necrosis with bevacizumab following radiation therapy for primary CNS lymphoma Oncotarget March 29, 2022 Eugene J Vaios, Kristen A Batich, Anne F Buckley, Anastasie Dunn-Pirio, Mallika P Patel, John P Kirkpatrick, Ranjit Goudar, Katherine B Peters

Accurate Three-Dimensional Thermal Dosimetry and Assessment of Physiologic Response Are Essential for Optimizing Thermoradiotherapy March 27, 2022 Mark W Dewhirst, James R Oleson, John Kirkpatrick, Timothy W Secomb

Purposeful irradiation of the epidural space to enhance local control without compromising cord sparing in spine radiosurgery J Radiosurg SBRT 2022 P James Jensen, Jordan A Torok, C Rory Goodwin, Scott R Floyd, Qiuwen Wu, Q Jackie Wu, John P Kirkpatrick

Time to Steroid Independence After Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy vs Medical Management for Treatment of Biopsy-Proven Radiation Necrosis Secondary to Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastasis. Neurosurgery Mar 23, 2022. Eric W Sankey, Matthew M Grabowski, Ethan S Srinivasan, Andrew S Griffin, Elizabeth P Howell, Balint Otvos, Vadim Tsvankin, Gene H Barnett, Alireza M Mohammadi, Peter E Fecci.

The Graded Prognostic Assessment (GPA) for Lung Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases: Initial Report of the Small Cell Lung Cancer GPA and Update of the Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer GPA including the Effect of Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) and Other Prognostic Factors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Mar 21, 2022. Paul W Sperduto, Brian De, Jing Li, David Carpenter, John Kirkpatrick, Michael Milligan, Helen A Shih, Tugce Kutuk, Rupesh Kotecha, Hajime Higaki, Manami Otsuka, Hidefumi Aoyama, Malie Bourgoin, David Roberge, Salah Dajani, Sean Sachdev, Jordan Gainey, John M Buatti, William Breen, Paul D Brown, Lisa Ni, Steve Braunstein, Matthew Gallitto, Tony J C Wang, Ryan Shanley, Emil Lou, Jay Shiao, Laurie E Gaspar, Satoshi Tanabe, Toshimichi Nakano, Yi An, Veronica Chiang, Liang Zeng, Hany Soliman, Hesham Elhalawani, Daniel Cagney, Evan Thomas, Drexell H Boggs, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Minesh P Mehta.

Role of stereotactic body radiotherapy in gynecologic radiation oncology International Journal of Gynecological Cancer  March 7, 2022 Rachel Shenker, Sarah J Stephens, Brittany Davidson, and Junzo Chino

Interpreting ORATOR: Lessons Learned From a Randomized Comparison of Primary Surgical and Radiation Approaches for Early-Stage Oropharyngeal Cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology March 10, 2022 Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD, and Joseph K. Salama, MD

Effect of Large Prostate Volume on Efficacy and Toxicity of Moderately Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy in Patients With Prostate Cancer ASTRO Advances in Radiation Oncology  March 1, 2022 Divya Natesan, MD, David J. Carpenter, MD, MHS, Warren Floyd, BS, Taofik Oyekunle, MS, Donna Niedzwiecki, PhD, Laura Waters, NP, Devon Godfrey, PhD, Michael J. Moravan, MD, PhD, William Robert Lee, MD, Joseph K. Salama, MD

Preliminary Results of Uveal Melanoma Treated With Iodine-125 Plaques: Analysis of Disease Control and Visual Outcomes With 63 Gy to the Target Volume ASTRO Advances in Radiation Oncology March 1, 2022 Wajiha J. Kheir, MD, Sandra S. Stinnett, DrPH, Sheridan Meltsner, PhD, Ekaterina Semenova, MD, PhD, Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD, Oana Craciunescu, PhD, David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, Miguel A. Materin, MD

Augmented reality overlay fluoroscopic guidance versus CT-fluoroscopic guidance for sacroplasty. (Clin Imaging). Feb 23, 2022. Alan A Sag, Adam Zuchowski, James Ronald, C Rory Goodwin, David S Enterline.

A Marathon Not a Sprint: Improving Outcomes for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma in 2022 and Beyond  JCO Oncology Practice Feb 23, 2022. Lucy Boyce Kennedy, April KS Salama.

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