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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 treatment. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States with 221,000 Americans diagnosed and...
Despite Genetic Probing, Pancreatic Cancer Survival Requires Phenomics
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has allowed molecular biologists to probe the genomic landscape of different diseases. Under the...
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...
Cancer Patients Who Get Better, Get Better - Metastatic Colon Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
A study published in the October 20 Journal of Clinical Oncology (Use of early tumor shrinkage to predict long-term outcome in...
There is More to GI Cancer Care Than FOLFOX - Duodenum Cancer Success
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Several months ago, I was introduced to a 58-year-old gentleman with a very bad diagnosis — a bout of gastrointestinal bleeding...

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