January Newsmakers

Raeford mom behind 'Rocks of Hope' dies of cancer (CBS 17/WNCN); 'Rocks for Hope' Creator Dies After Cancer Battle (Spectrum News)
Features Duke Cancer Institute patient

Duke Cancer Institute makes strides in addressing unique needs of teen and young adult cancer patients (WRAL)
Features Duke Cancer Institute

'It gives you hope': Gift to Duke Cancer Center helps teens, young adults with cancer (CBS 17/WNCN)
Features Duke Cancer Institute

For older black men, a lifesaving push for more prostate cancer tests (The Washington Post)
Features Daniel George, MD

The cost of surviving cancer (Nature)
Features Kevin Oeffinger, MD

Think Generics Will Lower the Cost of Chemo? Think Again (Forbes)
Features Peter Ubel, MD

Treatment at Academic Centers Yields Survival Benefit in Metastatic MSCLC (Healio)
Features Sendhilnathan Ramalingam, MD 

Blue Cross NC Awards $2 Million to Five Organizations Fighting Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina (Blue Cross NC)
Features Duke University Health System

A small protein plays key role in how cancer stem cells differentiate (Rice University News)
Features Gayathri Devi, PhD, and graduate student Larisa Gearhart-Serna

LISTEN: OB/GYN Oncologist Shares Her Journey and Career (Medical School Headquarters)
Features Brittany Davidson, MD

Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease (The Scientist)
Features Charles Gersbach, PhD

Meet two doctors continuing to fight cancer under Stuart Scott’s legacy (The Undefeated)
Features Gianna Hammer, PhD

Scientific proof that cancer cells can be defeated through natural immunity (NewsTarget)
Edward F. Patz, Jr., MD

WATCH: EXTEND, Phase 2 Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Exercise Training in Men with Hormone Naïve Prostate Cancer (Uro Today)
Features Michael Harrison, MD

ESOU 2019: Why Genetic Tests are Not There Yet (Uro Today)
Features Judd Moul, MD

Under the Microscope: New Combination Drug Therapies Could Mean Better Outcomes For Breast Cancer Patients (V Foundation)  
Features Kris Wood, PhD

Overcoming the Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (Expert Perspectives in Medicine)
Features Michael Morse, MD 

HER2- and MET-Mutation/Amplification Therapies (OncLive)
Features Thomas Stinchcombe

ITP Treatment Selection Criteria and Treatment Goals (OncLive)
Features Ivy Altomare, MD

ITP Pathogenesis, Presentation, and Diagnostic Workup (OncLive)
Features Ivy Altomare, MD

Selinexor/Daratumumab Combo Shows Promise in Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma (OncLive)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

Study Finds Patients With Cancer Are Less Likely to Die of Opioid Overdose (OncLive)
Features Fumiko Chino, MD

WATCH: Precision Medicine has emerging role in MCRPC (OncLive)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

WATCH:Dr. Strickler on applications for liquid biopsies in GI Cancer (OncLive)
Features John Strickler, MD

WATCH: Dr. Strickler on the Value of Liquid Biopsies in CRC (OncLive)
Features John Strickler, MD

WATCH: Expert Reflects on Recent Pivotal Data in RCC (OncLive)
Features Daniel George, MD

Scientists Say These Exercise Moves Can Help Prevent And Treat Some Types Of Cancer (360Nobs.com)
Features Duke Cancer Institute

WATCH: Soon, Low-Cost Device To Detect Cervical Cancer: Nimmi Ramanujam (She the People TV)
Features Nirmala Ramanujam, PhD

Why Once-Promising Cancer Drugs Failed (Duke Today)   
Features David Sherwood, PhD

Study May Explain Why Once-Promising Cancer Drugs Failed (R & D Magazine) 
Features David Sherwood, PhD

Endocrinologist Tackles Side Effects of Immunotherapy Cancer Treatments (Duke Health/Referring Physicians)
Features Afreen Shariff, MD

WATCH: Bass Connections: Expressive Writing as Therapy for Pediatric Patients (Duke Today)

Mom’s impromptu singing at hospital unexpectedly raises awareness about son’s illness (Epoch Times)
Features Duke Cancer Institute


Changes in insurance coverage for cancer patients receiving brachytherapy before and after enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Brachytherapy. January-February 2019. Daphna Y. Spiegel, Fumiko Chino, Haley Moss, Laura J. Havrilesky, Junzo P. Chino.

SET alpha and SET beta mRNA isoforms in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. British Journal of Haematology. November 15, 2018. Danielle M. Brander, Daphne R. Friedman, Alicia D. Volkheimer,  Dale J. Christensen, Laura Z. Rassenti, Thomas J. Kipps, Eross Guadalupe, Youwei Chen, Dadong Zhang, Xi Wang, Carter Davis, Kouros Owzar, J. Brice Weinberg.