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A Stage IV Bladder Cancer Meets Its (Unexpected) Match
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I am often asked to see the family members of current and former patients, as one good outcome can beget another. A recent clinic had 3 different family members in a single afternoon, all for different problems, diagnosed at different times....
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...
Platinum Resistance is in the Eye of the Beholder
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I was recently apprised of an online conversation surrounding the treatment of platinum refractory and platinum resistant...
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 2011
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The July meeting of the OCNA included a lecture by John Hays, MD, from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), entitled “Decision...
Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Survivor – 7 Years Later
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
More than seven years ago, I was asked to see a patient in consultation. This vigorous 54-year-old gentleman had already...
Emerging Therapies in Breast Cancer: Focus on Triple Negative Disease
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As our understanding of breast cancer biology continues to advance, this disease has come to be understood as many different...

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