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The Right Treatment at the Right Time: Double-Hit Lymphoma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On February 5th, 2018 I was asked to consult on a 53-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with a one month’s history of low back pain. An MRI of the lumbar spine a few days earlier revealed a mass impinging on the spinal canal...
For Some Cancer Patients, A Bad Gene Can Be A Good Gene
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Ironically, many of the worst cancers prove to be the easiest to treat when new discoveries are made. Hairy cell leukemia, once...
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,...
American Association of Cancer Research 2012
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
In my last blog, I described my recent attendance at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting held in...
Why I Do Chemosensitivity Testing
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
My earliest experience in cancer research came during my first years of medical school. Working in a pharmacology laboratory, I...
The Avastin Saga Continues
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
We previously wrote about bevacizumab (Avastin) and its approval for breast cancer. The early clinical trials revealed evidence...

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