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Is Cancer a Genetic Disease?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I recently had the opportunity to meet two charming young patients: One, a 32-year-old female with an extremely rare malignancy that arose in her kidney and the other a 33-year-old gentleman with widely metastatic sarcoma. Both patients had...
Cure the Curable, Treat the Treatable and Avoid Futile Care
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
During my interview with Jeff Michaels on the March 28, 5:00 P.M. Fox News, we explored the themes of my current book,...
The Unfulfilled Promise of Genomic Analysis
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
In the March 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, investigators from London, England, reported disturbing news...
Metastatic Kidney Cancer Survival Success Story - Patient Update
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
A few weeks ago, I discussed the case of a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who upon arrival in my office for a...
Are New Cancer Drugs Always Better? - Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Success
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Few cancers instill a greater sense of fear in the medical oncologist that metastatic renal cell carcinoma, the most common...
New Drugs Are Not Always Better Drugs - Renal Cell Carcinoma Success
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The most common form of renal (kidney) carcinoma is the clear cell variant. These tumors are driven by mutations in the VHL...

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