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Type I Error, Metastatic Lung Cancer Response, Genomics Challenges
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Scientific proof is rarely proof, but instead our best approximation. Beyond death and taxes, there are few certainties in life. That is why investigators rely so heavily on statistics. Statistical analyses enable researchers to establish...
Empowering Patients Towards Personalized Cancer Care
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
We have one more guest blogger to introduce during Dr. Nagourney's absence: Patricia Merwin. Pat just celebrated her fourth...
If It is Too Good to Be True . . .
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The February 12, 2012, CBS 60 Minutes covered a story that has sparked a great deal of interest among cancer patients and...
The Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I had the luxury of attending the AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer;  Biology, Therapy and...
Faster than the Speed of Light
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Last week, scientists at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory located outside Geneva, Switzerland, conducted an...
Is Rationed or Rational Medical Care In Our Future?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
We are witness to a sea change in medicine. Doctors and nurses are being replaced by “healthcare providers;” medical judgment...
Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Therapeutic Challenge
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I recall as a junior medical oncology Fellow, one of my senior Fellows describing small cell cancer of the lung as “leukemia of...

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