July Newsmakers

WATCH: Breast Cancer Disparities (WBTV Charlotte)
Features Nadine Barrett, PhD

World Leader in Cancer Research to Lecture at Westminster (Westminster College)
Features Francis Ali-Osman, MD

Cancer research with dogs could one day help humans (WBTV Charlotte)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD 

Research gives promise to those whose cancer has spread to the bones (WNCN)
Features Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD

Duke U. dean of Medicine to step down next year (Triangle Business Journal)

Era of Precision Oncology for Prostate Cancer 'Is Upon Us' (Cancer Therapy Advisor)
Features Andrew J. Armstrong, MD

Health study seeks NC smokeless tobacco users (Citizen-Times)

LISTEN: Cancer in the Granite State, Part II: New Treatments (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD on the financial and emotional stresses of dealing with cancer

Uterine cancer risk higher for women with ‘breast cancer gene’ mutation (The Washington Post)
Features Noah Kauff, MD

Breast Cancer Gene Mutation Increases Risk of Aggressive Uterus Cancer, Study Reveals (Breast Cancer News)
Features Noah Kauff, MD.

Mouse Study Illuminates the Spread of Breast Cancer to Bone (NIH)
Features Dorothy A. Sipkins, MD, PhD, and Trevor Price, PhD

Hysterectomies may be advisable for women at high risk of uterine cancer (Charlotte Observer)
Features Noah Kauff, MD

Federal cancer summit meeting in Chapel Hill (WNCN)

Duke’s Kurtzberg attends Vatican conference highlighting stem cell therapies (Duke Health)


Effect of Palliative Care–Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness A Randomized Clinical Trial (JAMA)
Authors:  Shannon S. Carson, MD1 ( University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill); Christopher E. Cox, MD, MPH2 (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina); Sylvan Wallenstein, PhD3 (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York); Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH1; Marion Danis, MD4 (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland); James A Tulsky (Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, MD5_; Emily Chai, MD3; Judith E. Nelson, MD, JD6 (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, New York)

Better Palliative Care for All: Improving the Lived Experience With Cancer (JAMA)
Authors: Arif H. Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS (Duke Cancer Institute); Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA (Duke Cancer Institute); Diane E. Meier, MD (Center to Advance Palliative Care, New York, New York)