July Newsmakers


Triad Doctors Seeing Increase in Thyroid Cancer Cases (WFMY)
Features Duke University Medical School researchers

When You Wear Sunscreen, You’re Taking Part in a Safety Study (The New York Times)
Features Robert Califf, MD

What are the symptoms of glioblastoma? Brain cancer treatment, survival rates (Today/NBC)
Features Henry Friedman, MD

Raleigh doctor credits his son for helping him fight leukemia (WRAL)
Features David Zaas, MD

Doctors Are Turning to Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Cancer Patients (Newsweek)
Features Stanley Robboy, MD

Surgeons Debate Management of Small Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Clinical Oncology News)
Features Peter Allen, MD

Duke invents at-home screening device for cervical cancer (Triangle Business Journal) 
Features Mercy Asiedu and Julia Agudogo, Duke students 

USAID Funds Duke University's Pocket Colposcope, a Device That Will Improve the Accessibility of Cervical Cancer Care (USAID)
Features Mercy Asiedu and Duke team

Living a chronic life in a fix-it-now world (The Washington Post)
Features Kate Bowler, PhD

Fracture Risk in Men With Thyroid Cancer (Cancer Network)
Features Jennifer Perkins, MD

Genomic Analysis of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (Cancer Network)
Features Jennifer Perkins, MD

WATCH: First-line Therapy Options for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (Uro Today)
Features Tian Zhang, MD

ASCO 2019: Prevalence of Pathogenic Germline Variants in DNA Repair by Race, Age, and Ethnicity in Men with Prostate Cancer (Uro Today)
Features Alexandria Mara, MD

Preoperative management of inflammation may stave off cancer recurrences (Press Release: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Features Matthew Sparks, MD

Aurora Supercomputer to Assist in the Fight Against Cancer (Technology Networks)
Features Amanda Randles, PhD

Dr. Gasparetto on Safety Concerns With Venetoclax in Multiple Myeloma (OncLive)
Features Cristina Gasparetto, MD

Adjuvant Therapy for Stage II and III Colon Cancer (OncLive)
Features Michael Morse, MD

Dr. Anders on Abemaciclib in HR+ Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases (OncLive)
Features Carey Anders, MD

V Foundation symposium to focus on canine cancer research (Napa Valley Register)
Features Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, and Will Eward, DVM, MD

WATCH: Gavilán Biodesign Selected as Startup by IndieBio for Its Work to Predict/Overcome Drug Resistance & Fight Cancer  (IndieBio)
Features Bruce Donald, PhD, & Duke co-founders Mark Hallen, PhD, Jonathan Jou, PhD, and Marcel Frenkel 

Internationally Recognized Top Neurosurgeon Joins the Medical Advisory Board of Oncotelic (Yahoo/Press Release)
Features John Sampson, MD, PhD

Seer Announces Appointment of Mark McClellan, MD, PhD to Board of Directors (Yahoo/Press Release)

Harvey Cohen Says Yes (Duke University School of Medicine)
Features Harvey Cohen, MD

WATCH: SoM Dean Klotman's State of the School Address (Duke University School of Medicine)

Brigid Hogan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from FASEB (Duke University School of Medicine)

White House Honors Four Faculty for Early Career Research Accomplishments (Duke Today)
Features Michael Boyce, PhD

Is Patient Medical Knowledge the Solution to Our Healthcare Value Crisis? (Duke Forge)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Stakeholders Meeting on Palliative Care and the Treatment of Cervical Cancer (The Center for Global Reproductive Health)
Features Team from the Kisumu (Kenya) Office of the Center for Global Reproductive Health  

Duke, NCCU partner to produce ethnodramas (Duke CTSI)

Mechanism behind low cancer occurrence in bats signals potential treatment strategies for humans (Duke-NUS Medical School)
Features Koji Itahana, PhD (Duke-NUS’ Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme)

Resistance is futile: Duke researchers fight chemotherapy drug resistance (The Chronicle)
Features Jiyong Hong, MD, and Pei Zhou, MD