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Cancer Patients and the "Right To Try"
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On May 30, 2018 the president signed HR 878, granting terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. While there has been significant controversy surrounding this bill it represents an interesting milestone in the public debate...
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...
The Tumor Micro Environment - A Look at Metastatic Neuroblastoma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As I was reading the October 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, past the pages of advertisement by gene profiling...
English Patients Denied Access to Ipilimumab
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Among the more interesting discoveries in recent years have been two breakthroughs in the management of malignant melanoma. One...

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