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Dr. Alan Friedman performs a glioblastoma biopsy at Duke University Hospital. Photo by Shawn Rocco/Duke Health
June 27, 2018

Poliovirus Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Has 3-Year Survival Rate of 21%

A genetically modified poliovirus therapy developed at Duke Cancer Institute shows significantly improved long-term survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, with a three-year survival rate of 21 percent in a phase 1 clinical trial. Comparatively, just 4 percent of patients at Duke with the same type of recurring brain tumors were alive at three years when undergoing the previously available standard treatment.Read more
General Surgery Resident Morgan Cox, MD
June 25, 2018

General Surgery Resident Receives Snyderman Award

The Institutional Committee for Graduate Medical Education has selected Morgan Cox, MD , General Surgery Resident, as the recipient of the annual Ralph Snyderman, MD, GME Research Award. Established in 2004, the award recognizes excellence in graduate medical research. The committee unanimously...Read more
Lola Fayanju, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
June 13, 2018

Dr. Lola Fayanju Receives Duke-NUS Travel Grant to Singapore

Dr. Lola Fayanju , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, has been awarded a Duke-NUS travel grant to facilitate collaboration with fellow surgical oncologists and health services researchers at the Singhealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre, the largest facility providing...Read more
Ted Pappas, MD, gastrointestinal surgeon
June 12, 2018

Dr. Ted Pappas Investigates Key Historical Moments

By day, Theodore “Ted” N. Pappas, MD , is vice dean for medical affairs for Duke University’s School of Medicine and distinguished professor of surgical innovation and chief of the Division of Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He specializes in gastrointestinal surgery...Read more
 Justin Barr, MD, PhD, Duke General Surgery Resident
May 30, 2018

General Surgery Resident Wins 2017 Spurgeon Neel Award Competition

The Army Medical Department Museum Foundation has chosen Duke General Surgery Resident Justin Barr, MD, PhD , as the recipient of their Spurgeon Neel Award Competition. The award recognizes his paper, “America's Guerilla Hospitals in the Vietnam War: The CIDG Experience,” which the organization...Read more
Josh Broder, MD, holds up a "Heimlich valve" and its updated labeling. Broder helped identify aesthetic challenges with the piece.
May 23, 2018

Doc IDs Equipment Change with Potential to Save Patient Lives

Photo: Josh Broder, MD, holds up a "Heimlich valve" and its updated labeling. Broder helped identify aesthetic challenges with the piece. In the fast-paced setting of health care, being aware of how actions impact patient safety is key. And as one Duke doctor has found out, that applies just as...Read more
Morgan L. Cox, MD, demonstrates suturing techniques to medical students in the Surgery Technique and Review (STAR) Course.
May 11, 2018

Inspiring Surgical Learners, Improving Patient Health

Photo: General Surgery resident Dr. Morgan Cox demonstrates suturing techniques to medical students in the Surgery Technique and Review (STAR) Course Duke Surgery launches educational research program to improve the learning experience for medical students and residents As the healthcare landscape...Read more
Test tubes
May 9, 2018

Three Duke Researchers Present Recent Findings

Congratulations to three Duke Surgery researchers chosen to present abstracts at recent and upcoming events. All the researchers work on a team directed by Dawn Bowles, PhD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences. Michael J. Watson, Duke Heart Repository Manager, presented...Read more
Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of Research and Chief of Breast Surgery
May 9, 2018

Dr. Shelley Hwang Accepted as ELAM Program Fellow

Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH , Vice Chair of Research and Chief of Breast Surgery, has been accepted as a member of the 2018–2019 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Formed in 1995, the program accepts approximately 50 new fellows world-...Read more

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