February Newsmakers


New Duke OB/GYN Annual Magazine Commemorates DCI 50th & GynOnc Division 50th with Several Cancer-Related Articles (Duke OBGyn)

New Therapy for Advanced Breast Cancer Has Roots in Duke Lab (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Donald McDonnell, PhD, and Suzanne Wardell, PhD

COEE Quarterly Report January 2023 (DCI COEE)
Features Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, and COEE team

Q&A on Context Matters: Kicking off Black History Month with Keisha Bentley-Edwards (Duke University School of Medicine)

Duke Student Inspires Peer Support Program for Young Cancer Patients (Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)
Features McLean Pollock, PhD, and Gary Maslow, MD, MPH

Blobe, Haas, Elected as AAAS Fellow (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD

Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, Co-PI for GWHT U01 Grant from NIH (Duke OBGyn)

Forward Together: Staying Close during a Breast Cancer Battle (Duke Today/Working at Duke)
Features Carmen Watson and Jacob Klapper, MD

Four SoM Faculty Receive 2023 Physician-Scientist Strong Start Awards (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Daniel Nussbaum, MD

School of Medicine Withdraws from U.S. News & World Report Rankings  -- see from E-News (Duke University School of Medicine)

Amanda Broderick, MD, has been named a Chief Resident in the Dept. of Medicine (Duke Department of Medicine)

Good Morning America Comes to Duke to Highlight Bone Marrow Donation Effort: National broadcast features student chapter (Duke Today)
Features DCI patient

From the Lab to Provost: Sally Kornbluth Looked to Help People Excel (Duke Today)
Sally Kornbluth, PhD

DCI Blog

An Extraordinary Woman in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Features Betty Tong, MD, BME, MSME, MD, MHS

Blobe Elected as AAAS Fellow
Features Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD

Duke Awarded NIH Grant to Prep Students for Grad & Medical Programs
Features Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD, and Micah Luftig, PhD


Do older patients need radiation Rx after breast cancer surgery? (U.S. News & World Report) *also carried by 140+ HealthDay affiliates*Spanish language version
Features Alice Ho, MD, MBA

American in his 50’s develops ‘uncontrollable’ Irish accent from cancer (Forbes) *also carried by 26 additional outlets including MSN Ireland, UK & Malaysia & The Daily Wire
Features Amanda Broderick, MD; Matthew Labriola, MD; Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc


From disguised sources to courageous patients: My 30 years on the health care beat, (NorthJersey.com, New Jersey Herald))
Features patient Sandy Hillburn, Henry Friedman, MD

Fallopian tube removal advised for more women to prevent ovarian cancer (The Washington Post)
Features Evan Myers, MD

Duke researchers use mRNA vaccine technology to work on cancer vaccine (PBS North Carolina)
Features Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD, and Zachary Hartman, PhD

Two Jewish Women who Broke through Gender Barriers in Science
Features Gertrude "Trudy" Belle Elion


Darolutamide demonstrates favorable tolerability, decreased metastatic progression in nmCRPC (Onc Live)
Features Daniel George, MD

Darolutamide found favorable for patients with nmCRPC in observational DEAR study (Urology Times)
Features Daniel George, MD

Darolutamide significantly improves survival vs. Enzalutamide, Apalutamide in nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (Targeted Oncology)
Features Daniel George, MD

Duke BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center commemorates 10 years (Cancer History Project)
Features Duke Cancer Institute

Recurrent PSMA PET–Only Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Which Therapies Are Right for Which Patients? (ASCO Daily News)
Written by Grayce N. Selig, MD; Matthew K. Labriola, MD; and Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc

Dr. Fecteau on Salvage Therapy for Recurrent Prostate Cancer (OncLive)
Features Ryan Fecteau, MD, PhD

WATCH: Dr. Strickler on the FDA Approval of Tucatinib Plus Trastuzumab in mCRC (OncLive)
Features John Strickler, MD

Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD, on End-of-Life Care for RCC Patients in the Era of Oral Anticancer Agents: Study questioned whether EOL care changed for patients with metastatic diseases (MedPage Today)
Features Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD

WATCH: NCI Features Hwang Breast Cancer Mapping Project (National Cancer Institute)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Dormant cancer cells camouflage to resist radiotherapy (Advanced Science News) 
Features Chuan-Yuan Li, DSc

ASCO GU 2023: Real-World Use of Darolutamide, Enzalutamide, and Apalutamide for Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (DEAR) (Uro Today)
Features Daniel George, MD (with co-authors: Nasreen Khan, Niculae Constantinovici, Javeed Khan, Guifang Chen, Julie Xu, Jorge A. Ortiz, Alicia K. Morgans)


*Duke authors are bolded

Overcoming Resistance — Omission of Radiotherapy for Low-Risk Breast Cancer New England Journal of Medicine Feb. 16, 2023 Alice Y. Ho, MD and Jennifer R. Bellon, MD

Oncofetal protein glypican-3 is a biomarker and critical regulator of function for neuroendocrine cells in prostate cancer The Journal of Pathology Feb. 8, 2023 William Butler, Lingfan Xu, Yinglu Zhou, Qing Cheng, Spencer Hauck, Yiping He, Robert Marek, Zachary Hartman, Liang Cheng, Qing Yang, Mu-En Wang, Ming Chen, Hong Zhang, Andrew J. Armstrong, Jiaoti Huang

Foreign accent syndrome as a heralding manifestation of transformation to small cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer BMJ January 2023 Amanda Broderick, Matthew K Labriola, Neal Shore, and Andrew J Armstrong

Response to bipolar androgen therapy and PD-1 inhibition in a patient with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and a germline CHEK2 mutation BMJ January 2023  Benjamin T Berger, Matthew K Labriola, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, and Andrew J Armstrong

Cancer Cells Enter an Adaptive Persistence to Survive Radiotherapy and Repopulate Tumor Advanced Science January 19, 2023 Yucui ZhaoTingting LuYanwei SongYanqin WenZheng DengJiahui FanMinghui ZhaoRuyi ZhaoYuntao LuoJianzhu xieBinjie HuHaoran SunYiwei WangSijia HeYanping GongJin ChengXinjian LiuLiang YuJikun LiChuanyuan LiYongyong ShiQian Huang

Racial and ethnic inequities of palliative care use among advanced Non-Small cell lung cancer patients in the US Cancer Medicine Dec. 19, 2022 Jessica Y Islam, Dejana Braithwaite, Dongyu Zhang, Yi Guo, Tina D Tailor, Tomi Akinyemiju

Germline Variants in DNA Damage Repair Genes and HOXB13 Among Black Patients With Early-Onset Prostate Cancer JCO Precision Oncology Nov. 29, 2022  Matthew R. Trendowski , PhD; Christopher Sample, MS; Tara Baird, MEd; Azita Sadeghpour, PhD; David Moon, Julie J. Ruterbusch, MPH; Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer , MPH, PhD; and Kathleen A. Cooney, MD.

Salvage Cryoablation for Local Recurrences of Thyroid Cancer Inseparable from the Trachea and Neurovascular Structures Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Oct. 8, 2022 Alan Alper Sag, MD; Jennifer M. Perkins, MD, MBA; Hadiza S. Kazaure, MD; Michael T. Stang, MD; Daniel J. Rocke, MD, JD; Alissa Collins, MD; Jennifer H. Choe, MD, PhD; Randall P. Scheri, MD.