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In Advanced Breast Cancer, Sometimes the Patient Knows Best
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On 10/23/2017 I had a phone conversation with a patient in Virginia. She had been diagnosed in December 2012 with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer and received appropriate and aggressive therapy. In 2015 the disease recurred. After a...
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....
Is There a Role for PI3k Inhibitors in Breast Cancer? Maybe.
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Over the past decades oncologists have learned that cancer is driven by circuits known as signal transduction pathways. The...
Breast Cancer-Same Age, Same Diagnosis, Different Functional Profiles
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
A day in the life of advanced breast cancer. Two different 37-year-old breast cancer patients, both mothers of young children,...

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