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Cancer, Computers and Genes: A Bad Mix for Patients
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Every day, we hear of another breakthrough using gene testing and DNA to identify a new target, new treatment, new combination or novel pathway that will lead to the cure of cancer, or so it has been hoped for over two decades. Unfortunately,...
High Cost of Cancer Care To 340B or Not To 340B, That Is The Question?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
There are many reasons why medical care costs continue to spiral out of control. Some of these are systemic like an aging...
The Right Treatment at the Right Time: Double-Hit Lymphoma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On February 5th, 2018 I was asked to consult on a 53-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with a one month’s...
Cancer Patients and the "Right To Try"
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On May 30, 2018 the president signed HR 878, granting terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. While there...
Cancer Patients Want to Win, but is the Playing Field Level?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Anyone diagnosed with cancer knows the drill. After the initial shock, many go to the internet in pursuit of honest and...
Cancer Patients Need More Than "Me Too" Drugs
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Cancer drug developments follow a rather predictable course. A new breakthrough is followed by a flurry of interest as the...
Cancer Chemotherapy Costs Continue to Rise
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The skyrocketing cost of cancer therapy has become a popular topic of discussion as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal...

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