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Sep 22, 2020
"I always work hard to help my patients live as long as possible, but now I have the added goal of helping them live to see a post-pandemic world," writes Dr. Suneel D. Kamath. 
Sep 22, 2020
A patient thought prostate cancer surgery meant he would never have to think about cancer again, but he had not been adequately prepared for the long-term impact of his treatment choice.
Sep 22, 2020
My colleague and friend Ginny Mason and I discuss advocacy, "beating the odds," and her perspective 26 years out from an initial diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer.
Sep 17, 2020
"The post-COVID world of medicine is a place of nuance at the new, tech-driven intersection of love and science," writes Dr. Douglas B. Flora of the virtual house call.
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Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD

Nathan A. Pennell MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Program at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. He specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and conducts clinical trials in this population. In addition, he has interests in health care information technology and social media. Dr. Pennell is a Consultant Editor for the Journal of Oncology Practice and has been featured as one of ASCO‘s “Featured Voices” on Twitter for the Annual Meeting. Follow Dr. Pennell on Twitter @n8pennell.

Dr. Pennell was honored by Association Media & Publishing with a 2016 EXCEL Award (Best Single Blog Post) for "Fourth Times the Charm."

Jun 04, 2015
At a reception well attended by many prominent thoracic oncologists this week, after the last lung cancer sessions of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting had ended, the atmosphere was jubilant. Some were relieved that their presentations had gone well and that they could finally relax. Most were glad...
May 07, 2015
One of my favorite aspects of my job is giving Continuing Medical Education (CME) talks around the country and getting the opportunity to speak to a broad range of oncologists about what they do in practice. While I treat lung cancer patients at an academic center, traveling gives me the chance to...
Mar 26, 2015
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 visits to my normal schedule, and I was having trouble keeping up.
Feb 03, 2015
I am often asked by friends and acquaintances how I am able to do what I do for a living, which is care for patients with advanced lung cancer. Depending on the setting and how well I know the person asking, I might say that the treatments are improving all the time (i.e., the casual dinner party...

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