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Are Genomic Screening Tests for Cancer "Over Promoted"?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients with a new diagnosis of cancer generally react with a myriad of questions. Is the diagnosis correct? How far advanced? Did I do something to cause this? Are my family members at risk? Are there effective treatments? And finally, will I...
For Cancer Patients: Inoperable Does Not Mean Incurable
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients, newly diagnosed with cancer confront the news with dread. For many, the worst possible news is that “the cancer is...
For Stage 4 Stomach Cancer Old Drugs May Be Better
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The accelerating pace of scientific discovery, profusion of genetic advances and explosion of big data has led to a sense that...
Metastatic Colon Cancer: Doctor Heal Thyself
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
One year ago, almost to the day, I was asked to see a very pleasant 67-year-old surgeon.  He was personally referred by the...
The Cost of Cancer Therapy: How Much is Too Much?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
There has been much written about the cost of cancer chemotherapy.  In the US alone over 2.5 trillion dollars are spent on...
Metastatic Lung Cancer: A Patient with 9 Lives
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
In September of 2013, I was asked to see a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung. Treatment with Chemotherapy  ...
Most Dangerous Words a Cancer Patient Can Hear: "We Do the Same Thing"
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Cancer patients who seek our functional profiling EVA-PCD test frequently ask their doctors for assistance. Responses can...

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