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Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD

Angeles Secord, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 25172 Morris Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3765
Email: secor002@mc.duke.edu

My primary research interest has focused on angiogenesis, molecular signatures, clinical trial development, and ovarian cancer. My fundamental goal is to develop a strong translational research program at Duke University in the Gynecologic Oncology Division where knowledge we glean from our basic science research can be incorporated into our clinical trial program. Specifically on anti-angiogenic therapy and molecular tumor signatures to direct therapy in patients with ovarian cancer to determine if a strategy that incorporates both clinical and genomic information can improve clinical outcome, minimize unnecessary toxicity, and impact positively on quality of life.
In addition I am interested in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for women with endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancers as well as for benign gynecologic conditions.

Education and Training

  • Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University, 1994 - 1998
  • M.D., University of Washington, 1994

Certifications

  • Duke University Medical Center, Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, 2005-2011

Research

Dr. Secord's research interests include elucidating the underlying genetic biology of angiogenesis in ovarian cancer, innovative clinical trial design, development of novel targeted therapies for personalized medicine, identification of biomarkers to direct anti-neoplastic therapy, and the incorporation of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. She has studied the regulation of angiogenesis in ovarian cancer for approximately 20 years and has recently extended our research to include the immunophenotype of the tumor microenvironment. 

 

Publications

Tew, WP, Sill, MW, Walker, JL, Secord, AA, Bonebrake, AJ, Schilder, JM, Stuckey, A, Rice, L, Tewari, KS, and Aghajanian, CA. "Randomized phase II trial of bevacizumab plus everolimus versus bevacizumab alone for recurrent or persistent ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal carcinoma: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study." Gynecologic Oncology 151, no. 2 (November 2018): 257-263.

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Monk, BJ, Kauderer, JT, Moxley, KM, Bonebrake, AJ, Dewdney, SB, Secord, AA, Ueland, FR, Johnston, CM, and Aghajanian, C. "A phase II evaluation of elesclomol sodium and weekly paclitaxel in the treatment of recurrent or persistent platinum-resistant ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study." Gynecologic Oncology (October 8, 2018).

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Lim, SL, Moss, HA, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Havrilesky, LJ, and Davidson, BA. "Hysterectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy in the setting of pre-operative diagnosis of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia: A cost-effectiveness analysis." Gynecologic Oncology (September 23, 2018).

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Chan, JK, Brady, W, Monk, BJ, Brown, J, Shahin, MS, Rose, PG, Kim, J-H, Secord, AA, Walker, JL, and Gershenson, DM. "A phase II evaluation of sunitinib in the treatment of persistent or recurrent clear cell ovarian carcinoma: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group Study (GOG-254)." Gynecologic Oncology 150, no. 2 (August 2018): 247-252.

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Aghajanian, C, Filiaci, V, Dizon, DS, Carlson, JW, Powell, MA, Secord, AA, Tewari, KS, Bender, DP, O'Malley, DM, Stuckey, A, Gao, J, Dao, F, Soslow, RA, Lankes, HA, Moore, K, and Levine, DA. "A phase II study of frontline paclitaxel/carboplatin/bevacizumab, paclitaxel/carboplatin/temsirolimus, or ixabepilone/carboplatin/bevacizumab in advanced/recurrent endometrial cancer." Gynecologic Oncology 150, no. 2 (August 2018): 274-281.

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Secord, AA, Previs, RA, and Nixon, AB. "Cabozantinib in ovarian clear cell cancers: UnMET expectations." Gynecologic Oncology 150, no. 1 (July 2018): 1-2.

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Fader, AN, Roque, DM, Siegel, E, Buza, N, Hui, P, Abdelghany, O, Chambers, SK, Secord, AA, Havrilesky, L, O'Malley, DM, Backes, F, Nevadunsky, N, Edraki, B, Pikaart, D, Lowery, W, ElSahwi, KS, Celano, P, Bellone, S, Azodi, M, Litkouhi, B, Ratner, E, Silasi, D-A, Schwartz, PE, and Santin, AD. "Randomized Phase II Trial of Carboplatin-Paclitaxel Versus Carboplatin-Paclitaxel-Trastuzumab in Uterine Serous Carcinomas That Overexpress Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2/neu." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 36, no. 20 (July 2018): 2044-2051.

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Ricketts, CJ, De Cubas, AA, Fan, H, Smith, CC, Lang, M, Reznik, E, Bowlby, R, Gibb, EA, Akbani, R, Beroukhim, R, Bottaro, DP, Choueiri, TK, Gibbs, RA, Godwin, AK, Haake, S, Hakimi, AA, Henske, EP, Hsieh, JJ, Ho, TH, Kanchi, RS, Krishnan, B, Kwiatkowski, DJ, Lui, W, Merino, MJ, Mills, GB, Myers, J, Nickerson, ML, Reuter, VE, Schmidt, LS, Shelley, CS, Shen, H, Shuch, B, Signoretti, S, Srinivasan, R, Tamboli, P, Thomas, G, Vincent, BG, Vocke, CD, Wheeler, DA, Yang, L, Kim, WY, Robertson, AG, Spellman, PT, Rathmell, WK, Linehan, WM, Caesar-Johnson, SJ, Demchok, JA, Felau, I, Kasapi, M, Ferguson, ML, Hutter, CM, Sofia, HJ, Tarnuzzer, R, Wang, Z, Yang, L, Zenklusen, JC, Zhang, JJ, Chudamani, S, Liu, J, Lolla, L, Naresh, R, Pihl, T, Sun, Q, Wan, Y, Wu, Y, Cho, J, DeFreitas, T, Frazer, S, Gehlenborg, N, Getz, G, Heiman, DI, Kim, J, Lawrence, MS, Lin, P, Meier, S, Noble, MS, Saksena, G, Voet, D, Zhang, H, Bernard, B, Chambwe, N, Dhankani, V, Knijnenburg, T, Kramer, R, Leinonen, K, Liu, Y, Miller, M, Reynolds, S, Shmulevich, I, Thorsson, V, Zhang, W, Broom, BM, Hegde, AM, Ju, Z, Korkut, A, Li, J, Liang, H, Ling, S, Liu, W, Lu, Y, Ng, K-S, Rao, A, Ryan, M, Wang, J, Weinstein, JN, Zhang, J, Abeshouse, A, Armenia, J, Chakravarty, D, Chatila, WK, de Bruijn, I, Gao, J, Gross, BE, Heins, ZJ, Kundra, R, La, K, Ladanyi, M, Luna, A, Nissan, MG, Ochoa, A, Phillips, SM, Sanchez-Vega, F, Sander, C, Schultz, N, Sheridan, R, Sumer, SO, Sun, Y, Taylor, BS, Wang, J, Zhang, H, Anur, P, Peto, M, Spellman, P, Benz, C, Stuart, JM, Wong, CK, Yau, C, Hayes, DN, Parker, JS, Wilkerson, MD, Ally, A, Balasundaram, M, Brooks, D, Carlsen, R, Chuah, E, Dhalla, N, Holt, R, Jones, SJM, Kasaian, K, Lee, D, Ma, Y, Marra, MA, Mayo, M, Moore, RA, Mungall, AJ, Mungall, K, Sadeghi, S, Schein, JE, Sipahimalani, P, Tam, A, Thiessen, N, Tse, K, Wong, T, Berger, AC, Cherniack, AD, Cibulskis, C, Gabriel, SB, Gao, GF, Ha, G, Meyerson, M, Schumacher, SE, Shih, J, Kucherlapati, MH, Kucherlapati, RS, Baylin, S, Cope, L, Danilova, L, Bootwalla, MS, Lai, PH, Maglinte, DT, Van Den Berg, DJ, Weisenberger, DJ, Auman, JT, Balu, S, Bodenheimer, T, Fan, C, Hoadley, KA, Hoyle, AP, Jefferys, SR, Jones, CD, Meng, S, Mieczkowski, PA, Mose, LE, Perou, AH, Perou, CM, Roach, J, Shi, Y, Simons, JV, Skelly, T, Soloway, MG, Tan, D, Veluvolu, U, Hinoue, T, Laird, PW, Zhou, W, Bellair, M, Chang, K, Covington, K, Creighton, CJ, Dinh, H, Doddapaneni, H, Donehower, LA, Drummond, J, Glenn, R, Hale, W, Han, Y, Hu, J, Korchina, V, Lee, S, Lewis, L, Li, W, Liu, X, Morgan, M, Morton, D, Muzny, D, Santibanez, J, Sheth, M, Shinbrot, E, Wang, L, Wang, M, Xi, L, Zhao, F, Hess, J, Appelbaum, EL, Bailey, M, Cordes, MG, Ding, L, Fronick, CC, Fulton, LA, Fulton, RS, Kandoth, C, Mardis, ER, McLellan, MD, Miller, CA, Schmidt, HK, Wilson, RK, Crain, D, Curley, E, Gardner, J, Lau, K, Mallery, D, Morris, S, Paulauskis, J, Penny, R, Shelton, C, Shelton, T, Sherman, M, Thompson, E, Yena, P, Bowen, J, Gastier-Foster, JM, Gerken, M, Leraas, KM, Lichtenberg, TM, Ramirez, NC, Wise, L, Zmuda, E, Corcoran, N, Costello, T, Hovens, C, Carvalho, AL, de Carvalho, AC, Fregnani, JH, Longatto-Filho, A, Reis, RM, Scapulatempo-Neto, C, Silveira, HCS, Vidal, DO, Burnette, A, Eschbacher, J, Hermes, B, Noss, A, Singh, R, Anderson, ML, Castro, PD, Ittmann, M, Huntsman, D, Kohl, B, Le, X, Thorp, R, Andry, C, Duffy, ER, Lyadov, V, Paklina, O, Setdikova, G, Shabunin, A, Tavobilov, M, McPherson, C, Warnick, R, Berkowitz, R, Cramer, D, Feltmate, C, Horowitz, N, Kibel, A, Muto, M, Raut, CP, Malykh, A, Barnholtz-Sloan, JS, Barrett, W, Devine, K, Fulop, J, Ostrom, QT, Shimmel, K, Wolinsky, Y, Sloan, AE, De Rose, A, Giuliante, F, Goodman, M, Karlan, BY, Hagedorn, CH, Eckman, J, Harr, J, Tucker, K, Zach, LA, Deyarmin, B, Hu, H, Kvecher, L, Larson, C, Mural, RJ, Somiari, S, Vicha, A, Zelinka, T, Bennett, J, Iacocca, M, Rabeno, B, Swanson, P, Latour, M, Lacombe, L, Têtu, B, Bergeron, A, McGraw, M, Staugaitis, SM, Chabot, J, Hibshoosh, H, Sepulveda, A, Su, T, Wang, T, Potapova, O, Voronina, O, Desjardins, L, Mariani, O, Roman-Roman, S, Sastre, X, Stern, M-H, Cheng, F, Berchuck, A, Bigner, D, Lipp, E, Marks, J, McCall, S, McLendon, R, Secord, A, Sharp, A, Behera, M, Brat, DJ, Chen, A, Delman, K, Force, S, Khuri, F, Magliocca, K, Maithel, S, Olson, JJ, Owonikoko, T, Pickens, A, Ramalingam, S, Shin, DM, Sica, G, Van Meir, EG, Zhang, H, Eijckenboom, W, Gillis, A, Korpershoek, E, Looijenga, L, Oosterhuis, W, Stoop, H, van Kessel, KE, Zwarthoff, EC, Calatozzolo, C, Cuppini, L, Cuzzubbo, S, DiMeco, F, Finocchiaro, G, Mattei, L, Perin, A, Pollo, B, Chen, C, Houck, J, Lohavanichbutr, P, Hartmann, A, Stoehr, C, Stoehr, R, Taubert, H, Wach, S, Wullich, B, Kycler, W, Murawa, D, Wiznerowicz, M, Chung, K, Edenfield, WJ, Martin, J, Baudin, E, Bubley, G, Bueno, R, De Rienzo, A, Richards, WG, Kalkanis, S, Mikkelsen, T, Noushmehr, H, Scarpace, L, Girard, N, Aymerich, M, Campo, E, Giné, E, Guillermo, AL, Van Bang, N, Hanh, PT, Phu, BD, Tang, Y, Colman, H, Evason, K, Dottino, PR, Martignetti, JA, Gabra, H, Juhl, H, Akeredolu, T, Stepa, S, Hoon, D, Ahn, K, Kang, KJ, Beuschlein, F, Breggia, A, Birrer, M, Bell, D, Borad, M, Bryce, AH, Castle, E, Chandan, V, Cheville, J, Copland, JA, Farnell, M, Flotte, T, Giama, N, Ho, T, Kendrick, M, Kocher, J-P, Kopp, K, Moser, C, Nagorney, D, O’Brien, D, O’Neill, BP, Patel, T, Petersen, G, Que, F, Rivera, M, Roberts, L, Smallridge, R, Smyrk, T, Stanton, M, Thompson, RH, Torbenson, M, Yang, JD, Zhang, L, Brimo, F, Ajani, JA, Gonzalez, AMA, Behrens, C, Bondaruk, J, Broaddus, R, Czerniak, B, Esmaeli, B, Fujimoto, J, Gershenwald, J, Guo, C, Lazar, AJ, Logothetis, C, Meric-Bernstam, F, Moran, C, Ramondetta, L, Rice, D, Sood, A, Thompson, T, Troncoso, P, Tsao, A, Wistuba, I, Carter, C, Haydu, L, Hersey, P, Jakrot, V, Kakavand, H, and Kefford, R et al.. "The Cancer Genome Atlas Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Renal Cell Carcinoma." Cell Reports 23, no. 12 (June 2018): 3698-3698.

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Matei, D, Ghamande, S, Roman, L, Alvarez Secord, A, Nemunaitis, J, Markham, MJ, Nephew, KP, Jueliger, S, Oganesian, A, Naim, S, Su, XY, Keer, H, Azab, M, and Fleming, GF. "A Phase I Clinical Trial of Guadecitabine and Carboplatin in Platinum-Resistant, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: Clinical, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Analyses." Clinical Cancer Research 24, no. 10 (May 15, 2018): 2285-2293.

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Davidson, BA, Ehrisman, J, Abbott, S, Harmon, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Valea, FA, Li, X, Havrilesky, LJ, and Hall, AHS. "Prospective Evaluation of Lymph Node Processing at Staging Surgery for High-grade Endometrial Cancer." International Journal of Gynecological Pathology : Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists 37, no. 3 (May 2018): 252-255.

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