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That question is perhaps the most common one raised by patients facing a diagnosis of cancer for the first time. There are so many campaigns about how to “avoid” cancer: no white sugar, no chemicals...
I recently attended the David Stroud Adolescent and Young Adult [AYA] Symposium at Keck Medicine of University of Southern California...
It has long been held that testosterone is the root of all evil—probably true for most wars, and possibly true for the development of prostate cancer. Oft times, lecturers on prostate cancer will ...
ASCO is the most important oncology meeting in the world, with more than 30,000 attendees and hundreds of presentations. Over the last few years, we posted tips on how to navigate the ASCO Annual...
Read more to answer the following: 1) Did this patient meet the standard criteria for initiation of therapy for his CLL? 2) What genetic tests were indicated prior to initial treatment of the patient...
It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since my second blog. If you’ve been reading along, you know that I recently began a dialogue regarding challenges to the profession of medicine and...
It was a particularly harrowing morning, and I was already running 40 minutes behind after my first couple of patients. My nurse practitioner was out, so I had added a number of her routine follow-up...
We each have our methods of stress relief. I use travel. The planning of flights along with finding interesting little places and ways to connect with the local population may be torture to some, but...
The study found that among the 35% of patients who expressed a strong desire for genetic testing, 196 (43.4%) did not have a relevant discussion...
Never have I seen such complete outpouring of interest in cancer research than I did last week when the Ken Burns’ special of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of all Maladies aired on PBS.

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