June Newsmakers

$2.5 million boost for lymphoma research through Tanoto Foundation (AAAS)

Obama Names Six Appointees to NCAB (The Cancer Letter)

Better Palliative Care for All (JAMA)
Features Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MH; and Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA

Scientists identify method of action for common chemotherapy drug (MedExpress)
Features Jason Locasale, PhD

Obama Names Six Appointees to NCAB (The Cancer Letter)
Features Francis Ali-Osman, DsC

The real cost of cancer treatment (Statesboro Herald)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Duke’s Poliovirus Therapy Shows Survival Benefit in Early Patients (Stone Hearth News)
Features Annick Desjardins, MD 

MDxHealth Announces Agreement with Major Academic Medical Center for ConfirmMDx Testing (Virtual Strategy)

Duke/UNC Team Testing New Strategies to Prevent Clotting in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer (DTMI)
Features Rebekah White, MD 

Race For The Cure (Carolina Woman)

Pre- and Post-Op Radiotherapy Improves Survival in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (Cancer Network)
Features Daniel Nussbaum, MD

End-of-Life Care for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies: Room for Improvement (ASCO)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

Impersonalized Nature of Precision Medicine (TEDxNashville)
Features Neil Spector, MD

Thousands of breast cancer survivors converge on RTP to race for a cure (News & Observer)

In Depth: Triangle Race for the Cure (Time Warner News)

Race for the Cure officials hope new location won't limit participation (WRAL)

Duke researchers hope new treatment can block breast cancer relapse (WRAL)
Features Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD

New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases (Oncology Nurse Advisor)

Shorter Radiation Therapy Effective and Tolerable in Early-Stage Prostate Cancer (Cure)
Features W. Robert Lee, MD, MS

The American Drug Crisis — It’s Not What You Think (Huffington Post)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

Global Health Resident to Lead Cervical Cancer Project Funded by a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant (Duke Global Health)
Features Laura Musselwhite, MD

Neil Spector Discusses New Book (FOX 5 New York)
Features Neil Spector, MD