New Fall Reads By DCI Faculty Featured

Duke Today compiles a seasonal list of new publications by Duke faculty. Several Duke Cancer Institute members were among those featured in the most recent edition — "New Reads This Fall From Duke Faculty" — including Andrew Berchuck, MD; Gretchen Kimmick, MD; John Sampson, MD, PhD; Darell Bigner, MD, PhD; and Vidya Chandramohan, PhD. 

DCI Faculty Books

Dr. Andrew Berchuck, co-editor: “Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, 7th Edition” (LWW)

"When this text was conceived 25 years ago it solely focused on defining the standard of care in developed nations," says Berchuck, professor and director of the Duke Division of Gynecologic Oncology. "Now for the first time it brings a truly global perspective as our community has united to reduce suffering and death from these cancers throughout the world." UPDATE: In September 2018 the British Medical Association (BMA) recognized Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology 7th Edition as a “highly commended” book in the field of oncology.


Vidya Chandramohan, Dr. John Sampson and Dr. Darell Bigner, co-contributors; John Sampson, editor: “Translational Immunotherapy of Brain Tumors” (Elsevier/Academic Press)

Duke neurosurgeon John Sampson is the editor of this book for practitioners and researchers who are interested in learning about mechanisms that use the immune system to treat brain tumors. 

Chandramohan, an assistant professor in neurosurgery, and Bigner, a neuropathologist who sees patients at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, are co-authors of “Immunotoxin Therapy for Brain Tumors” and “Preclinical Immunotherapeutic Animal Models for Brain Tumors.”

Dr. Gretchen Kimmick, chief editor: “Cardio-Oncology: The Clinical Overlap of Cancer and Heart Disease” (Springer)

Duke Cancer Institute breast oncologist Dr. Gretchen Kimmick is chief editor of this new textbook targeted to providers who care for patients with both cancer and cardiovascular disease. The user-friendly chapters, many co-written by Duke authors, provide an overview of epidemiology, basic science and clinical knowledge.

Duke chapter authors in this book include Kimmick, Michael Harrison, MDMyles Nickolich, MDManisha Palta, MDDavid Kirsch, MD, PhD; Chang-Lung Lee, PhD; Igor Klem, MD; and Chiara Melloni, MD, MHS.  

Duke Today will provide similar updates in the future. If you are a member of the Duke faculty or staff who will be publishing a book of interest to a general audience, send Duke Today a message about it along with your publisher's brief description or contact DCI director of communications Karen Butler.