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Every Cancer Patient Outcome is Important - Stage 4 Stomach Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Clinical oncologists can be divided into different camps. There are those who see patient outcomes as a means-to-an-end. Each clinical response provides a data point and when those data points reach critical mass they become reportable. These...
Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Worse or Just Different?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The term “triple negative breast cancer” (TNBC) is applied to a subtype of breast cancers that do not express the estrogen or...
The Avastin Saga Continues
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
We previously wrote about bevacizumab (Avastin) and its approval for breast cancer. The early clinical trials revealed evidence...
The Role of the Platinum Derivatives in Cancer Therapy
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The discovery of cisplatinum and the subsequent development of its derivatives (carboplatin and oxaliplatin) represent an...
What Can We Offer Patients For Pancreatic Cancer Survival?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Recently, I received a call from a previous patient for whom I was not the treating oncologist. Originally, she had heard about...

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