August Newsmakers

Can A Modified Poliovirus Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer Too? (Oncology News Australia)
Features Daniel George, MD; Smita Nair, PhD; and Matthias Gromeier, MD; and Brant Inman, MD

Polio Virus Therapy Tested in Prostate Cancer Patients (News Max Health)

Can a Modified Poliovirus Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer Too? (Duke Translational Medicine Institute)

Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy (
Features Michaela A. Dinan, PhD

Genetic Test Impacts Chemo Choices In Surprising Ways (
Features Michaela Dinan, PhD

Women In STEM Week (WAMC Northeast Public Radio)
Features, Gayathri Devi, PhD

Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer (The New York Times
Features James L. Abbruzzese, chief of medical oncology

Packaging Paclitaxel in Nanoparticles May Increase Drug Efficacy in Preclinical Models (ASCO Post)
Features Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD; Jayanta Bhattacharyya, PhD; and Neil Spector, MD

Cancer Center with Sansum Clinic Host Duke Cancer Specialist (Noozhawk)
Features Neil Spector, MD

NC Bar Association executive director determined to beat cancer (WRAL)

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs (Reuters)
Features medical oncologist Gretchen Kimmick, MD, MS

Cancer treatment and ‘financial toxicity’ (The Health Report, Australian Broadcasting Corp.)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Gaspo: There is camaraderie in cancer (The News & Observer)
Features Caring House

Novant Health, Duke University Health System to explore collaborations (Triangle Business Journal)

Deadly Infections From Prostate Biopsies (ABC 30)
Features Thomas Polascik, MD, and Melissa Mendez, MD

Life Lessons: Neil Spector (Good Enough Mother)
Features Neil Spector, MD


CHAMBER: A Regional Performance Improvement CME Initiative for Breast Cancer Health Care Providers (JNCCN
by Linda M. Sutton, MD, Joseph Geradts, MD, MA, Erika P. Hamilton, MD, Kathleen A. Havlin, MD, Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS, P. Kelly Marcom, MD, Neil L. Spector, MD, Melanie Watson, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP-C, Daniel U. Rabin, PhD, Theodore O. Bruno, MD, Amanda Noe, Stacy Millerd, Chitra Subramaniam, PhD, Sherry Layton, MAf and Katherine Grichnik, MD, MS, FASE

Evolving the Palliative Care Workforce to Provide Responsive, Serious Illness Care (American College of Physicians
by Arif H. Kamal, MD, MHS; Jennifer M. Maguire, MD; and Diane E. Meier, MD

A pilot study comparing the neutropenic diet to a non-neutropenic diet in the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation population (CJON
Martha Lassiter, RN, MSN, AOCNS