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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   Biopsies did not reveal any “driver” mutations (e.g. EGFR, ALK or ROS) but our laboratory did identify a novel triplet...
The Many Faces of Lung Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As November is lung cancer awareness month, it is opportune to examine this disease and our changing understanding of its...
Genomic Profiling for Lung Cancer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Genomic profiling has gained popularity in medical oncology. Using NextGen platforms, protein coding regions of human tumors...
Cancer Patients, Genetic Testing and Clinical Outcomes
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Two years ago in this blog, I described a young man with an aggressive non-small cell lung cancer. Following his diagnosis he...
Functional Profiling Identifies Accurate Genomic Findings
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, held May 31 – June 1, in Chicago, afforded the opportunity to...
The Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I had the luxury of attending the AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer;  Biology, Therapy and...

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