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Metastatic Lung Cancer: A Patient with 9 Lives
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
In September of 2013, I was asked to see a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung. Treatment with Chemotherapy   Biopsies did not reveal any “driver” mutations (e.g. EGFR, ALK or ROS) but our laboratory did identify a novel triplet...
Seventh Time’s the Charm-Unexpected Response in Relapsed Leukemia
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
For medical oncologists, the choice of chemotherapy drugs is one of statistical probability. For cancer patients, it is a...
Another Hiccup in Cancer Genomics Testing
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, once said, "It’s okay to have your eggs in one basket, as long as you control what...
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...
Melanoma, the Immune System, and Targeted Therapies
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
For those of you who have been following the recent news coming from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)held in...

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