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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

Lopez-Acevedo, M, Grace, L, Teoh, D, Whitaker, R, Adams, DJ, Jia, J, Nixon, AB, and Secord, AA. "Dasatinib (BMS-35482) potentiates the activity of gemcitabine and docetaxel in uterine leiomyosarcoma cell lines." Gynecologic oncology research and practice 1 (January 2014): 2-.

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Davidson, BA, Rubatt, JM, Corcoran, DL, Teoh, DK, Bernardini, MQ, Grace, LA, Soper, WJ, Berchuck, A, Siamakpour-Reihani, S, Chen, W, Owzar, K, Murphy, SK, and Secord, AA. "Differential Angiogenic Gene Expression in TP53 Wild-Type and Mutant Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines." Frontiers in Oncology 4 (January 2014): 163-.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Secord, AA, Ehrisman, JA, Berchuck, A, Valea, FA, Lee, PS, Gaillard, SL, Samsa, GP, Cella, D, Weinfurt, KP, Abernethy, AP, and Reed, SD. "Patient preferences in advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer." Cancer 120, no. 23 (January 1, 2014): 3651-3659.

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Davidson, BA, and Secord, AA. "Profile of pazopanib and its potential in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer." International journal of women's health 6 (January 2014): 289-300. (Review)

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Herzog, TJ, Alvarez, RD, Secord, A, Goff, BA, Mannel, RS, Monk, BJ, and Coleman, RL. "SGO guidance document for clinical trial designs in ovarian cancer: A changing paradigm." Gynecologic Oncology 135, no. 1 (2014): 3-7.

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Lee, PS, and Secord, AA. "Targeting molecular pathways in endometrial cancer: A focus on the FGFR pathway." Cancer Treatment Reviews 40, no. 4 (2014): 507-512.

Scholars@Duke

Ricci, S, Giuntoli, RL, Eisenhauer, E, Lopez, MA, Krill, L, Tanner, EJ, Gehrig, PA, Havrilesky, LJ, Secord, AA, Levinson, K, Frasure, H, Celano, P, and Fader, AN. "Does adjuvant chemotherapy improve survival for women with early-stage uterine leiomyosarcoma?." Gynecologic Oncology 131, no. 3 (December 1, 2013): 629-633.

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Ricci, S, Giuntoli, RL, Eisenhauer, E, Lopez, MA, Krill, L, Tanner, EJ, Gehrig, PA, Havrilesky, LJ, Secord, AA, Levinson, K, Frasure, H, Celano, P, and Fader, AN. "Does adjuvant chemotherapy improve survival for women with early-stage uterine leiomyosarcoma?." Gynecol Oncol 131, no. 3 (December 2013): 629-633.

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Barnett, JC, Alvarez Secord, A, Cohn, DE, Leath, CA, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost effectiveness of alternative strategies for incorporating bevacizumab into the primary treatment of ovarian cancer." Cancer 119, no. 20 (October 15, 2013): 3653-3661.

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Krivak, T, Secord, AA, Richard, S, III, LC, Moore, R, Coleman, R, Fiorica, J, Barter, J, Downey, G, Tian, C, and Lele, S. "A chemoresponse assay for prediction of platinum resistance in primary ovarian cancer." GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY 131, no. 1 (October 2013): 276-276.

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