August Newsmakers

Why the U.S. Desperately Needs More Black Female Doctors (Shape magazine)
Features Nadine Barrett, PhD

Doctors urge awareness, screenings for colon cancer following 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman's death (ABC-11)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

WATCH: Raising money for cancer research is as easy as riding your bike (CBS 17)
Features David Brizel, MD, and his patient, both of whom were featured in Tough Love And Healing For Tonsil Cancer Survivor

Victory Ride to Cure Cancer: ABC11 Together highlights the strength of the human spirit, good deeds, community needs, and how our viewers can help (ABC-11)
Features Tom Vibert, DCI cancer survivor, treated by John Strickler, MD, both of whom were featured in WATCH: Strickler and Vibert on Biomarker Testing in CRC

LISTEN: Duke Doctors Say Hospital Rankings Overlook Patient Economic Status (WUNC)

Don’t procrastinate: Health issues men shouldn’t ignore (WJXT Jacksonville)
Features Daniel George, MD

Prostate Cancer Warning Signs (WMC-TV, Memphis)
Features Daniel George, MD

US News: The No. 1 hospital for cancer care by state (Becker’s Hospital Review)

The best hospitals for GI in every state from 'U.S. News & World Report' (USN&WR)

Hospitals with the highest US News rating for neurology, neurosurgery in each state (Becker's Spine Review)

Despite lack of conclusive data, survivorship care plans remain an ‘important tool’ (Healio)
Features Kevin Oeffinger, MD

LISTEN: Breast Cancer Risk and Race (
Features Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS

Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, has been selected to serve on the Editorial Board for the Breast Oncology Section of the Annals of Surgical Oncology (Duke Surgery)

LISTEN: How to Optimize Cardiovascular Health in Patients With Cancer and Survivors (ASCO Daily News Podcast)
Features Susan Dent, MD

Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, MBA, FASCO, was recently named to the American Board of Internal Medicine's Hospice and Palliative Medicine Test Writing Committee (ABIM)

When Treatment Can’t Be Delayed: Lung Cancer & COVID-19, What You Need to Know (
Features Jeffrey Crawford, MD

Michael Lidsky, MD, Selected to Receive the Duke Strong Start Physician-Scientist Award (Duke Surgery)

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Elicits Encouraging Responses in BRAF V600E-Mutant Tumors (OncLive)
Features April Salama, MD

Incorporating Immunotherapy Into Treatment of Early-Stage NSCLC (The ASCO Post)
Features Neal Ready, MD

The Cancer Letter invites oncology leaders to share insight, strategize on COVID-19 (The Cancer Letter)
Features Christina Cone, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, William T. Dod, MBA and Henry S. Friedman, MD writing Letter to the Editor: Insurers’ moves to limit telehealth amid COVID-19 are inhumane and must be stopped

WATCH: PDIGREE: An adaptive phase III trial of PD-inhibitor Nivolumab and Ipilimumab (IPI-NIVO) with VEGF TKI Cabozantinib (CABO) in Metastatic Untreated RCC (Alliance A031704) (URO TODAY)
Tian Zhang, MD

Palliative Care and Transplant (ASH Clinical News)
Features Brittany Gatta, MD, and Thomas LeBlanc, MD

Early Detection of COVID-19: How Your Smartwatch Could Help (Duke SoM Magnify)
Features Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD


Gamma Gap: A Point-of-Care Test That Correlates With Disease Burden and Treatment Response in Multiple Myeloma (JCO Oncology Practice) April 2, 2020 (online) Megan M. Dupuis, MD, PhD; Barry Paul, MD, MS; Gavin Loitsch, BS; Parker Mathews, BS; Daniel Feinberg, BA; Ian Barak, MS; Zhiguo Li, PhD; Sascha A. Tuchman, MD, MHS; and Yubin Kang, MD.

The Paradoxical Effects of COVID-19 on Cancer Care: Current Context and Potential Lasting Impacts. Clinical Cancer Research. August 18, 2020. Alex Broom, Katherine Kenny, Alexander Page, Nicole Cort, Eric Lipp, Aaron C Tan, David M Ashley, Kyle M Walsh and Mustafa Khasraw.

Factors associated with falls in older women with breast cancer: the use of a brief geriatric screening tool in clinic. Breast Cancer Res Treat. August 13, 2020. David B Bartlett, Gloria Broadwater, Heidi K White, Rebecca Shelby, Leah L Zullig, Jessica Robertson, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Harvey Jay Cohen, Gretchen Kimmick.

Implementation of a Hepatic Artery Infusion Program: Initial Patient Selection and Perioperative Outcomes of Concurrent Hepatic Artery Infusion and Systemic Chemotherapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases. Annals of Surgical Oncology. August 10, 2020. John M. Creasy MD, Kyle J. Napier MD, Sarah A. Reed MHS, PA-C, Sabino Zani Jr. MD, Terence Z. Wong MD, PhD, Charles Y. Kim MD, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner MD, John H. Strickler MD, S. David Hsu MD, PhD, Hope E. Uronis MD, MHS, Peter J. Allen MD & Michael E. Lidsky MD.

Randomized Phase II Trial of Carboplatin–Paclitaxel Compared with Carboplatin–Paclitaxel–Trastuzumab in Advanced (Stage III–IV) or Recurrent Uterine Serous Carcinomas that Overexpress Her2/Neu (NCT01367002): Updated Overall Survival Analysis Clinical Cancer Research. August 2020. Amanda N. Fader, Dana M. Roque, Eric Siegel, Natalia Buza, Pei Hui, Osama Abdelghany, Setsuko Chambers, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Laura Havrilesky, David M. O'Malley, Floor J. Backes, Nicole Nevadunsky, Babak Edraki, Dirk Pikaart, William Lowery, Karim ElSahwi, Paul Celano, Stefania Bellone, Masoud Azodi, Babak Litkouhi, Elena Ratner, Dan-Arin Silasi, Peter E. Schwartz and Alessandro D. Santin.

Natural killer cell mobilization and egress following acute exercise in men with prostate cancer. Exp Physiol. July 26, 2020. Erik D Hanson, Samy Sakkal, Shadney Que, Eunhan Cho, Guillaume Spielmann, Elif Kadife, John A Violet, Claudio L Battaglini, Lee Stoner, David B Bartlett, Glenn K McConell, Alan Hayes.

Clinical Image-Guided Ablation for Thyroid Malignancy with Proposed Thyroid Segmentation System Advances in Clinical Radiology. July 04, 2020. Alan Alper Sag, MD; Hadiza S. Kazaure, MD; Jennifer M. Perkins, MD, MBA; Jennifer H. Choe, MD, PhD; Daniel J. Rocke, MD, JD; Tony P. Smith, MD, FSIR; Randall P. Scheri, MD.

Management of glioblastoma: State of the art and future directions. ACS Journals. June 1, 2020. Aaron C. Tan MBBS, PhD, FRACP; David M. Ashley PhD, MBBS, FRACP;Giselle Y. López MD, PhD; Michael Malinzak MD, PhD; Henry S. Friedman MD; Mustafa Khasraw MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCP.