Kathleen Ann Cooney, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2301 Erwin Road Suite 1102, DUMC 3703, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2452
Email address kathleen.cooney@duke.edu

Dr. Cooney is Chair of the Duke Department of Medicine.

She is a medical oncologist focused in caring for men with prostate cancer, and is internationally known for her investigations focused on the genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer.

Her research led to the important discovery of a recurrent mutation in the HOXB13 gene that increases the chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and is estimated to account for 5 percent of hereditary prostate cancer cases worldwide. Since men with HOXB13 mutations are at an increased risk of prostate cancer, they may benefit from participation in screening and potentially prevention protocols in the future.

Dr. Cooney’s research continues with federal funding to identify germline mutations associated with lethal and aggressive prostate cancer as well as prostate cancer in African American men.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Hematology / Oncology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1988 - 1991
  • Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1987 - 1988
  • Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984

Publications

Beebe-Dimmer, Jennifer L., and Kathleen A. Cooney. “Mitochondrial alterations may underlie race-specific differences in cancer risk and outcome..” J Clin Invest 130 (May 6, 2019): 2187–88. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI128707.

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31063989
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Cooney, Kathleen A., and Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer. “Finding a Needle in the Haystack: The Search for Germline Variants Associated with Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes..” Eur Urol 74, no. 6 (December 2018): 720–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.07.001.

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30029823
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Wu, Yishuo, Hongjie Yu, Siqun Lilly Zheng, Bingjian Feng, Ashley L. Kapron, Rong Na, Julie L. Boyle, et al. “Germline mutations in PPFIBP2 are associated with lethal prostate cancer..” Prostate 78, no. 16 (December 2018): 1222–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23697.

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30043417
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O’Neil, Brock, Christopher Martin, Ashley Kapron, Michael Flynn, Kensaku Kawamoto, and Kathleen A. Cooney. “Defining low-value PSA testing in a large retrospective cohort: Finding common ground between discordant guidelines..” Cancer Epidemiol 56 (October 2018): 112–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2018.08.003.

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30130683
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Wu, Yishuo, Hongjie Yu, S Lilly Zheng, Rong Na, Mufaddal Mamawala, Tricia Landis, Kathleen Wiley, et al. “A comprehensive evaluation of CHEK2 germline mutations in men with prostate cancer..” Prostate 78, no. 8 (June 2018): 607–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23505.

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29520813
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Hussain, Maha, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Przemyslaw W. Twardowski, Costantine Albany, Mark N. Stein, Lakshmi P. Kunju, Javed Siddiqui, et al. “Targeting Androgen Receptor and DNA Repair in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Results From NCI 9012..” J Clin Oncol 36, no. 10 (April 1, 2018): 991–99. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2017.75.7310.

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29261439
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Beebe-Dimmer, Jennifer L., Kimberly A. Zuhlke, Anna M. Johnson, Daniel Liesman, and Kathleen A. Cooney. “Rare germline mutations in African American men diagnosed with early-onset prostate cancer..” Prostate 78, no. 5 (April 2018): 321–26. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23464.

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29356034
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Giri, Veda N., Karen E. Knudsen, William K. Kelly, Wassim Abida, Gerald L. Andriole, Chris H. Bangma, Justin E. Bekelman, et al. “Role of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer Risk: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2017..” J Clin Oncol 36, no. 4 (February 1, 2018): 414–24. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2017.74.1173.

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29236593
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Chen, Haitao, Charles M. Ewing, Sigun Zheng, Eli M. Grindedaal, Kathleen A. Cooney, Kathleen Wiley, Srdjan Djurovic, et al. “Genetic factors influencing prostate cancer risk in Norwegian men..” Prostate 78, no. 3 (February 2018): 186–92. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23453.

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29181843
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