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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

Fiorica, JV, Blessing, JA, Puneky, LV, Secord, AA, Hoffman, JS, Yamada, SD, Buekers, TE, Bell, J, Schilder, JM, and Gynecologic Oncology Group, . "A Phase II evaluation of weekly topotecan as a single agent second line therapy in persistent or recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study." Gynecol Oncol 115, no. 2 (November 2009): 285-289.

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Fader, AN, Starks, D, Gehrig, PA, Secord, AA, Frasure, HE, O'Malley, DM, Tuller, ER, Rose, PG, Havrilesky, LJ, Moore, KN, Huh, WK, Axtell, AE, Kelley, JL, Zanotti, KM, and UPSC Consortium, . "An updated clinicopathologic study of early-stage uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC)." Gynecol Oncol 115, no. 2 (November 2009): 244-248.

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Sinnathamby, G, Lauer, P, Zerfass, J, Hanson, B, Karabudak, A, Krakover, J, Secord, AA, Clay, TM, Morse, MA, Dubensky, TW, Brockstedt, DG, Philip, R, and Giedlin, M. "Priming and activation of human ovarian and breast cancer-specific CD8+ T cells by polyvalent Listeria monocytogenes-based vaccines." J Immunother 32, no. 8 (October 2009): 856-869.

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Lee, PS, Bland, A, Valea, FA, Havrilesky, LJ, Berchuck, A, and Secord, AA. "Robotic-assisted laparoscopic gynecologic procedures in a fellowship training program." Jsls : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 13, no. 4 (October 2009): 467-472.

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Secord, AA, Havrilesky, LJ, O'Malley, DM, Bae-Jump, V, Fleming, ND, Broadwater, G, Cohn, DE, and Gehrig, PA. "A multicenter evaluation of sequential multimodality therapy and clinical outcome for the treatment of advanced endometrial cancer." Gynecologic Oncology 114, no. 3 (September 2009): 442-447.

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Fleming, ND, Alvarez-Secord, A, Von Gruenigen, V, Miller, MJ, and Abernethy, AP. "Indwelling catheters for the management of refractory malignant ascites: a systematic literature overview and retrospective chart review." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 38, no. 3 (September 2009): 341-349. (Review)

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Havrilesky, LJ, Secord, AA, O'Malley, DM, Broadwater, G, Bae-Jump, V, Cohn, DE, and Gehrig, PA. "Multicenter analysis of recurrence and survival in stage IIIA endometrial cancer." Gynecol Oncol 114, no. 2 (August 2009): 279-283.

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Cantrell, LA, Havrilesky, L, O'Malley, D, Liotta, M, Secord, AA, Nagel, C, Fader, AN, Wallace, A, Rose, P, and Gehrig, PA. "Effect of treatment of patients with early-stage uterine carcinosarcoma." May 20, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

O'Malley, DM, Nagel, C, Cantrell, LA, Havrilesky, L, Liotta, M, Secord, AA, Nickles, A, Cohn, DE, Wallace, A, Rose, P, and Gehrig, P. "Improved outcomes in advanced stage uterine carcinosarcoma (mixed mullerian tumor [MMT])." May 20, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Cantrell, LA, Havrilesky, L, O'Malley, D, Liotta, M, Secord, AA, Nagel, C, Fader, AN, Wallace, A, Rose, P, and Gehrig, PA. "Effect of treatment of patients with early-stage uterine carcinosarcoma." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 27, no. 15_suppl (May 2009): 5516-.

Scholars@Duke

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