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Woman with Both Breast and Pancreatic Cancer: Finding an Achilles Heel
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
With the rapid rise of cancer, medical oncologists sometimes find themselves treating family members, friends or neighbors. In 2008, the mother of one of my son's classmates presented with locally advanced breast cancer. We treated her...
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...
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...

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