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For Lung Cancer, We've Got the Answer, Now We're Waiting For the Question
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As I finished a recent Thursday afternoon clinic, I received a call. The voice was familiar and I recognized it to belong to the husband of one of my former patients. The news, unfortunately, was not good. Back pain following a skiing accident...
Is 19 Years Old Too Young for Stage 4 Colon Cancer or Hospice?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
COLORECTAL CANCER is among the most common malignancies in the US with 95,000 colon and 39,000 rectal cancer cases estimated to...
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  ...
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...
Stage IV NSCLC Patient From the VA Outlives Hospice
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
For those of you who have read my book Outliving Cancer you will recognize the chapter entitled “Outliving Hospice.” It is the...
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...

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