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December 2016 Briefing - Hematology & Oncology

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Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra. The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence for and against this decision.

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarAutomated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented and contributed to each other. It is indeed interesting…

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarThe Wrongly Famous in Medical History

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some conditions have been wrongly named after individuals…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Anal cancer

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Anal cancer is typically a squamous cell carcinoma that arises near the squamocolumnar junction at the anus.

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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