March Newsmakers

Shortage of palliative care in USA could amplify suffering for coronavirus patients (USA Today)
Features Arif Kamal, MD

What Does Our Body Temperature Say About Our Health? (The New York Times)
Features Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD

Palliative Care in the Time of Covid (The Ink Vessel)
Features Nathan Gray, MD

WATCH: Best Life: Predicting prostate cancer (WMC5-TV)
Features Daniel George, MD

WATCH: UNC, Duke join forces to help fight childhood brain cancer (WTVD)
Features Scott Floyd, MD, PhD

The financial toxicity of cancer care TheoryLab (American Cancer Society)
Features Yousuf Zafar, MD

WATCH: 3 brain tumor survivors treated at Duke to run All American Marathon together (WTVD)
Features Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center patients

Remarkable Women Finalist | Duke cancer researcher uses her mother’s battle as inspiration (WNCN)
Features Eda Holl, PhD

Komen's Kohl tries tumor-freezing therapy in ongoing cancer fight (WRAL)
Features Alan Sag, MD, and Jeremy Force, DO

Duke To Banish Smoking And Vaping On Campus (WUNC)
Features James Davis, MD

LISTEN: Support Services for Caregivers (
Features Mallori Thompson, LPC, MA, NCC

Building Onco-Primary Care to Close the ‘Black Hole’ in Cancer Survivorship Care (The ASCO Post)
by Kevin Oeffinger, MD

Researchers in Singapore find common therapeutic vulnerability for a genetically diverse and deadly leukemia (AAAS)
Features Duke NUS researchers

Study Shows African American Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Treated with PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) Live Longer than Caucasian Men (Dendreon Pharmaceuticals press release)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

End-of-Life Care for Patients with Blood Cancers Proves Complicated (Oncology Times)
Features Thomas LeBlanc, MD

Phase II Trial of Enzalutamide and Androgen Deprivation Therapy with Salvage Radiation in Men with High-Risk Prostate-specific Antigen Recurrent Prostate Cancer: The STREAM Trial - Beyond the Abstract (Uro Today)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD, and Rhonda L. Bitting, MD

Ipilimumab Plus Nivolumab Effective for mRCC With Brain Metastases (Renal & Urology News)
Landon Carter Brown, MD

WATCH: Dr. Armstrong on the Utility of Liquid Biopsies in mCRPC (OncLive)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

WATCH: Dr. Armstrong on the Utility of AR-V7 as a Biomarker in Prostate Cancer (OncLive)
Features Andrew Armstrong, MD

WATCH: Adult ITP: Promising Therapeutic Agents in Development (OncLive)
Features Ivy Altomare, MD

WATCH: Dr. Secord on Financial Toxicity Associated With PARP Inhibition (OncLive)
Features Angeles Secord, MD

Dr. Secord on Frontline Maintenance Therapy in Ovarian Cancer (OncLive)
Features Angeles Secord, MD

Pasireotide Does Not Decrease Risk of GI Toxicity or Acute GVHD Following HSCT (OncLive)
Features Anthony Sung, MD

NIH awards $1.4M for radiology, oncology resident research initiative (Health Imaging)
Features Joseph Lo, PhD

When a Patient’s Treatment Decision Clashes With the Standard of Care (Clinical Oncology)
Features Rachel Greenup, MD

FDA approves Tazverik for advanced epithelioid sarcoma (Heme Onc Today)
Features Richard Riedel, MD

Combo Impresses in Advanced Bladder Cancer — Objective responses in 73%, tumor shrinkage in 93% with enfortumab-pembrolizumab (Medpage Today)
Features Brant Inman, MD

WATCH: Full Show: Preventing Infections and Vaccination Recommendations After Myeloma Transplant with Jennifer Saullo, MD, PharmD, Duke University (MyelomaCrowd/Crowdcare Foundation)

Cancer Care “Without Walls”: Disruptive Innovation to Transform Care Delivery (Journal of Clinical Pathways)
Features Susan Dentzer (Duke-Margolis Center)

The Art of Asking for a Favor (Duke Today)
Features Erin Tait, DCI Development

Gyn Onc Brittany Davidson, MD, Accepted as LEAD Fellow (Duke OBGyn)

DCRI Faculty Speak About Clinical Research During COVID-19 (Duke Clinical Research Institute)


Mind the gap: Gendered publication trends in oncology Cancer (ACS). March 25, 2020. Nicole H. Dalal; Fumiko Chino, MD; Hannah Williamson, MS; Georgia M. Beasley MD, MHS; April K. S. Salama, MD, Manisha Palta, MD.

Changing the Course of Cancer Care With Greater Precision JAMA Oncology. March 19, 2020. S.Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS; Hanna K. Sanoff, MD, MPH.

Minimal barriers to invasion during human colorectal tumor growth Nature Communications. March 9, 2020. Marc D. Ryser, Diego Mallo, Allison Hall, Timothy Hardman, Lorraine M. King, Sergei Tatishchev, Inmaculada C. Sorribes, Carlo C. Maley, Jeffrey R. Marks, E. Shelley Hwang & Darryl Shibata.

Androgen receptor variant-driven prostate cancer II: advances in laboratory investigations Nature. March 5, 2020. Changxue Lu, Landon C. Brown, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, Andrew J. Armstrong & Jun Luo.

Book review – Practical cardio-oncology (book by Susan Dent, MD) The British Journal of Cardiology. March 2020.

Microbiota as Predictor of Mortality in Allogeneic Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation. NEJM. Feb. 27.
Jonathan U. Peled, M.D., Ph.D., Antonio L.C. Gomes, Ph.D., Sean M. Devlin, Ph.D., Eric R. Littmann, B.A., Ying Taur, M.D., Anthony D. Sung, M.D., Daniela Weber, M.D., Daigo Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D., Ann E. Slingerland, B.S., John B. Slingerland, B.S., Molly Maloy, M.S., Annelie G. Clurman, B.A., Christoph K. Stein-Thoeringer, M.D., Kate A. Markey, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Melissa D. Docampo, B.S., Marina Burgos da Silva, Ph.D., Niloufer Khan, M.D., André Gessner, M.D., Ph.D., Julia A. Messina, M.D., Kristi Romero, B.S., Meagan V. Lew, B.S., Amy Bush, B.A., Lauren Bohannon, B.S., Daniel G. Brereton, B.A., Emily Fontana, B.A., Luigi A. Amoretti, B.S., Roberta J. Wright, M.S., M.B.S., Gabriel K. Armijo, B.S., Yusuke Shono, M.D., Ph.D., Míriam Sanchez-Escamilla, M.D., Nerea Castillo Flores, M.D., Ph.D., Ana Alarcon Tomas, M.D., Richard J. Lin, M.D., Ph.D., Lucrecia Yáñez San Segundo, M.D., Ph.D., Gunjan L. Shah, M.D., Christina Cho, M.D., Michael Scordo, M.D., Ioannis Politikos, M.D., Kasumi Hayasaka, Yuta Hasegawa, M.D., Boglarka Gyurkocza, M.D., Doris M. Ponce, M.D., Juliet N. Barker, M.B., B.S., Miguel-Angel Perales, M.D., Sergio A. Giralt, M.D., Robert R. Jenq, M.D., Takanori Teshima, M.D., Ph.D., Nelson J. Chao, M.D., Ernst Holler, M.D., Joao B. Xavier, Ph.D., Eric G. Pamer, M.D., and Marcel R.M. van den Brink, M.D., Ph.D.

Phase II Single-Arm Study of Preoperative Letrozole for Estrogen Receptor–Positive Postmenopausal Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: CALGB 40903 (Alliance) Journal of Clinical Oncology. March 2020. E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH; Terry Hyslop, PhD; Laura H. Hendrix, MS; Stephanie Duong, BA; Isabelle Bedrosian, MD; Elissa Price, MD; Abigail Caudle, MS, MD; Tina Hieken, MD; Joseph Guenther, MD; Clifford A. Hudis, MD; Eric Winer, MD; Alan P. Lyss, MD; Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD; Richard Hoefer, DO; David W. Ollila, MD; Timothy Hardman, BA; Jeffrey Marks, PhD; Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD; Gregor Krings, MD, PhD; Laura Esserman, MD, MBA; and Nola Hylton, MD.

Inclusive Cancer Care: Rethinking Patients Living with HIV and Cancer The Oncologist. Feb. 26, 2020. Kelsey L. Corrigan; Brandon A. Knettel; Gita Suneja.

Survival of African-American and Caucasian men after sipuleucel-T immunotherapy: outcomes from the PROCEED registry Nature (Prostate Cancer). Feb. 28, 2020. Oliver Sartor, Andrew J. Armstrong, Chiledum Ahaghotu, David G. McLeod, Matthew R. Cooperberg, David F. Penson, Philip W. Kantoff, Nicholas J. Vogelzang, Arif Hussain, Christopher M. Pieczonka, Neal D. Shore, David I. Quinn, Eric J. Small, Elisabeth I. Heath, Ronald F. Tutrone, Paul F. Schellhammer, Matthew Harmon, Nancy N. Chang, Nadeem A. Sheikh, Bruce Brown, Stephen J. Freedland & Celestia S. Higano.

A multidisciplinary consensus recommendation on a synoptic radiation treatment summary: A Commission on Cancer Workgroup report Practical Radiation Oncology. January 24, 2020. John Christodouleas, MD, MPH; John Christodouleas; Nate Anderson, MS; Peter Gabriel, MD, MSE; Rick Greene, MD; Carol Hahn, MD; Susanne Kessler, MS; Chuck Mayo, PhD; Todd McNutt, PhD; Lawrence N. Shulman, MD; Ben Smith, MD, MPH; Jeff West, BA; Ted Williamson, MD, PhD, CTR.

Utilizing Multidisciplinary Immunotherapy Strategies in the Treatment of Solid Tumor Brain Metastases. Sept. 2019. ASCO Daily News. Sarah Sammons, MD; Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD; Carey Anders, MD; and David Ashley, MBBS (Hon), FRACP, PhD.