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Asco Guidelines
Nov 09, 2012 2:58 PM
ASCO has issued an update to its guideline on breast cancer follow-up and management after primary treatment, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The society’s Breast Cancer...
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Richard S. Leff, MD, FACP
Nov 06, 2012 11:01 AM
The Culture of Faith and Hope:  Should Oncologists Discourage Unrealistic Optimism? Once again, a scientific paper about oncology practice reported in the lay press has led some to conclude that cancer specialists are not honest with their patients with advanced cancer about the incurable nature...
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Richard S. Leff, MD, FACP
Aug 07, 2012 3:45 PM
When a patient with chronic paraplegia is admitted to a hospital due to a severely infected wound, he is shocked to be offered the option of comfort care by the admitting hospitalist. Although this palliative choice was undoubtedly offered with the best of humane intentions, to a previously...
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Robert A. Sokolic, MD
Jul 16, 2012 3:28 PM
Does anyone know where to get calipers for measuring skin tumors? Do you use a product specifically made for medical use, or just one from a hardware store?  ThanksRob SOkolic
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Dorothy D. Phillips
Jun 14, 2012 8:31 AM
Interesting Case: Pt is a 65yo female seen in consult for mild thrombocytopenia and mild leukopenia.  PMHx otherwise significant only for severe depression.  Lab work up significant for Vit B12 ~800, Folic Acid >20, MethylMalonic Acid Level initially 22,000 nmol/l (ULN 376) and has been...

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