March 2016 Newsmakers

Brain Trust: Cutting-Edge Treatments for Glioblastoma on the Rise (CureToday)
Features Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Surgeons with more annual thyroid removals have lower risk for complication (UPI)
Features Julie Sosa, MD, MA

Women's Quest To Save Dog Part of Bigger Picture in Cancer Treatment (WTVD-TV ABC 11)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD; and Will Eward, MD

Duke doctors, NCSU vets team up against cancer (News & Observer)
Features Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD

Duke cancer experts reflect on last month’s Biden visit (The Chronicle)
Features Steven Patierno, PhD; and Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

How Elective Breast Cancer Surgery Affects Quality of Life (Time)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Dr. Blackwell on Late Recurrences in Patients With Breast Cancer (OncLive)
Features Kimberly Blackwell, MD

Where prostate cancer spreads in the body affects survival time (Daily Mail)
Features Susan Halabi, PhD

More women having both breasts removed like Angelina Jolie – when it may make NO difference (The Sun)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Preventive Mastectomy May not Boost Sense of Well-Being (US News & World Report)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

More women with cancer in one breast are having double mastectomies. That might not be a good idea. (The Washington Post)
Features Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Protease-Activated Fluorescent Probe Shows Promise as a Cancer Imaging Device (JAMA)
David Kirsch, MD, PhD

TBJ's 2016 Health Care Heroes Winners Revealed (TBJ)
Features Linda Sutton, MD

Dr. Robert Califf Wins Senate Confirmation to Run F.D.A. (The New York Times)

Senate Confirms Cardiologist Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner (The Wall Street Journal)

Small-cell lung cancer resection with chemotherapy improves survival (Healio)
Features Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, MD

'It's About Living Better': Repositioning Palliative Care in Hematologic Cancer (Medscape)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

NCCN, in Collaboration with Pfizer, Awards 10 Grants for Provider Performance and Quality in Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer Initiatives

Prostate cancer survivors face increased risk of developing heart disease (Bel Marra Health)

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist (The Huffington Post)
Features Neil Spector, MD


Meta-Analysis Evaluating the Impact of Site of Metastasis on Overall Survival in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (Journal of Clinical Oncology
by Susan Halabi, William Kevin Kelly, Hua Ma, Haojin Zhou, Nicole C. Solomon, Karim Fizazi, Catherine M. Tangen, Mark Rosenthal, Daniel P. Petrylak, Maha Hussain, Nicholas J. Vogelzang, Ian M. Thompson, Kim N. Chi, Johann de Bono, Andrew J. Armstrong, Mario A. Eisenberger, Abderrahim Fandi, Shaoyi Li, John C. Araujo, Christopher J. Logothetis, David I. Quinn, Michael J. Morris, Celestia S. Higano, Ian F. Tannock and Eric J. Small

Trial Design and Objectives for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Updated Recommendations From the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 3 (Journal of Clinical Oncology)
by Howard I. Scherr, Michael J. Morris, Walter M. Stadler, Celestia Higano, Ethan Basch, Karim Fizazi, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, Tomasz M. Beer, Michael A. Carducci, Kim N. Chi, Paul G. Corn, Johann S. de Bono, Robert Dreicer, Daniel J. George, Elisabeth I. Heath, Maha Hussain, Wm. Kevin Kelly, Glenn Liu, Christopher Logothetis, David Nanus, Mark N. Stein, Dana E. Rathkopf, Susan F. Slovin, Charles J. Ryan, Oliver Sartor, Eric J. Small, Matthew Raymond Smith, Cora N. Sternberg, Mary-Ellen Taplin, George Wilding, Peter S. Nelson, Lawrence H. Schwartz, Susan Halabi, Philip W. Kantoff and Andrew J. Armstrong

Is There a Minimum Number of Thyroidectomies a Surgeon Should Perform to Optimize Patient Outcomes? (Annals of Surgery
by Adam, Mohamed Abdelgadir MD; Thomas, Samantha MS; Youngwirth, Linda MD; Hyslop, Terry PhD; Reed, Shelby D. PhD; Scheri, Randall P. MD; Roman, Sanziana A. MD; Sosa, Julie A. MD, MA