January Newsmakers

Many older patients with early-stage breast cancer receive radiation despite limited effectiveness” (HemOnc Today) 
Features Rachel Blitzblau, MD, PhD 

Pharmacists Ease Cancer Patients” Financial Burdens” (Pharmacy Times) 
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

Welcome, Dr. Washington (Herald Sun) 

Chemo before surgery better for early stage breast cancers” (Borneo Post)

Palliative care program likely coming to IRMC” (VeroNews) 
Features Arif Kamal, MD, director of quality and outcomes at the Duke Cancer Center

Defining “Value” in Value-Based Medicine: A Work in Progress” (ASH Clinical News) 
Features Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA 

“Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women’s Health” (Huff Post) 
By Kathy Kastan, director, Duke Medicine’s Women’s Health and Advocacy Initiative. For more information on the April 11 symposium, visit Stronger Together

“Study: Radiation for cancer not always beneficial” (Indiana Gazette) 
Features Rachel Blitzblau, MD, PhD 

“Financial Toxicity Affects More Than Your Wallet” (That Cancer Show WPTF 680 AM) 
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

“Spector To Be Featured On UNC-TV” (DCI Blog) 
Features Neil Spector, MD

New Medicare and Medicaid Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at Duke University (insurancenewsnet)

Lerman Speaks At Jan. DCI Seminar Series