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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

Greer, BE, Koh, W-J, Abu-Rustum, N, Bookman, MA, Bristow, RE, Campos, SM, Cho, KR, Copeland, L, Crispens, MA, Eifel, PJ, Huh, WK, Jaggernauth, W, Kapp, DS, Kavanagh, JJ, III, JRL, Morgan, M, Jr, RJM, Powell, CB, Remmenga, SW, Reynolds, RK, Secord, AA, Jr, WS, and Teng, N. "Uterine neoplasms." JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 7, no. 5 (2009): 498-531.

Scholars@Duke

Sabbatini, P, Sill, MW, O'Malley, D, Adler, L, Secord, AA, and Gynecologic Oncology Group Study, . "A phase II trial of paclitaxel poliglumex in recurrent or persistent ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer (EOC): a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study." Gynecol Oncol 111, no. 3 (December 2008): 455-460.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Secord, AA, Darcy, KM, Armstrong, DK, Kulasingam, S, and Gynecologic Oncology Group, . "Cost effectiveness of intraperitoneal compared with intravenous chemotherapy for women with optimally resected stage III ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." J Clin Oncol 26, no. 25 (September 1, 2008): 4144-4150.

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Lee, PS, Bakelaar, R, Fitpatrick, CB, Ellestad, SC, Havrilesky, LJ, and Alvarez Secord, A. "Medical and surgical treatment of placenta percreta to optimize bladder preservation." Obstet Gynecol 112, no. 2 Pt 2 (August 2008): 421-424.

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Bland, AE, Shah, AA, Piscitelli, JT, Bentley, RC, and Secord, AA. "Desmoplastic small round cell tumor masquerading as advanced ovarian cancer." Int J Gynecol Cancer 18, no. 4 (July 2008): 847-850.

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Wright, JD, Secord, AA, Numnum, TM, Rocconi, RP, Powell, MA, Berchuck, A, Alvarez, RD, Gibb, RK, Trinkaus, K, Rader, JS, and Mutch, DG. "A multi-institutional evaluation of factors predictive of toxicity and efficacy of bevacizumab for recurrent ovarian cancer." Int J Gynecol Cancer 18, no. 3 (May 2008): 400-406.

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Lee, PS, Teaberry, V, Bland, AE, Huang, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, and Murphy, SK. "MAL, a gene associated with survival in epithelial ovarian cancer, is epigenetically regulated." March 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Secord, AA, Blessing, JA, Armstrong, DK, Rodgers, WH, Miner, Z, Barnes, MN, Lewandowski, G, Mannel, RS, and Gynecologic Oncology Group, . "Phase II trial of cetuximab and carboplatin in relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer and evaluation of epidermal growth factor receptor expression: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." Gynecol Oncol 108, no. 3 (March 2008): 493-499.

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Rubatt, JM, Darcy, KM, Hutson, A, Bean, SM, Havrilesky, LJ, Lee, PS, Grace, LA, Berchuck, A, and Secord, AA. "Prognostic relevance of microvessel density in previously untreated, advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer and associations between CD31, CD105, p53 status, and angiogenic marker expression: A Gynecologic Oncology Group study." March 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Rubatt, JM, Secord, AA, Iversen, E, Grace, L, Soper, W, and Berchuck, A. "Regulation of angiogenic gene expression in p53 wild type and mutant ovarian cancer cells by hypoxia and radiation." GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY 108, no. 3 (March 2008): S84-S84.

Scholars@Duke

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