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For Some Cancer Patients, A Bad Gene Can Be A Good Gene
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Ironically, many of the worst cancers prove to be the easiest to treat when new discoveries are made. Hairy cell leukemia, once the bane of hematologists, is now cured with a single course of 2-CdA. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML),...
Complete Response in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) represents a distinct form of breast cancer that does not express estrogen receptors (ER),...
In Medical Oncology Logic Prevails (Finally)
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
  Breast cancer remains a challenging public health issue, with 231,000 new diagnoses and 40,290 deaths in the US in 2015....
For Advanced Breast Cancer, Taxol is Still Best of its Class
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
An important trial result was reported for patients with advanced breast cancer. A total of 783 patients with stage IIIC/IV...
Mammography – The Evolving Story of a Cancer Diagnostic Tool
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The use of low-dose radiation to detect occult breast malignancies can be traced to work done at the MD Anderson Cancer Center...
The Information Disconnect - Genomics vs Human Cancer Biology
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I recently had an interesting conversation with a physician regarding her patient with an aggressive breast cancer. A portion...
Of Prostate Cancer, Glucose, Metabolism and Metformin
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
A study conducted by Canadian investigators and reported in the September 1, 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology...

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