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    How Would an Expert Handle His Own Cancer of Unknown Origin Causing Severe Back Pain?

    With: Marc B. Garnick, MD

    Treating cancer that has been fully diagnosed can be a complex challenge. But sometimes the process of diagnosis itself presents an urgent puzzle. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Marc B. Garnick, MD, how he would approach his own case of an unknown form of cancer. Dr. Garnick is the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Beth Israel Deaconess… Read more »

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    How an Expert Would Treat Her Own Metastatic Melanoma

    With: Pauline Funchain, MD

    Cancer patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cleveland Clinic oncologist Pauline Funchain, MD, how she would handle her own diagnosis of advanced melanoma. Curious Dr. George: What would you do if you personally were discovered on a routine exam to have abnormal liver function tests that led to scans and the… Read more »

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    Helping Patients Access Investigational Treatments

    With: Lea Ann Browning-McNeeSusan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq.

    For some advanced cancer patients, the best course of action may lie beyond standard treatment options. Some of these patients can enroll in clinical trials that investigate promising new treatments. But others may find their best option is to apply for individual “expanded access” to an investigational treatment. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks two leaders from the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and… Read more »

  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Learn how patients and caregivers can utilize cancer apps to find resources, track symptoms, contribute to research, and more.

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  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Patients need different types of healthcare professionals when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A multidisciplinary team of experts are care professionals that work together and have different roles in helping patients with pancreatic cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    UpToDate provides an authoritative overview of pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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    Behind the Scenes at Cancer Commons: Working with Patients

    With: Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    Cancer Commons helps advanced cancer patients identify and access their best-possible treatments. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Chief Scientist Emma Shtivelman, PhD, for an inside look at how she helps the people who turn to us for guidance. Curious Dr. George: As Chief Scientist at Cancer Commons for many years, you have helped thousands of patients with advanced cancer to better understand their… Read more »

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    What Is a Cancer Commons Options Report?

    With: Lola Rahib, PhD

    As a Cancer Commons Scientist, Lola Rahib, PhD, helps cancer patients and caregivers navigate treatment. Some of these patients receive a Cancer Commons Options Report. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Dr. Rahib to share what goes into each Options Report. Curious Dr. George: Cancer Commons provides advanced cancer patients who seek information with additional options for them to consider, all free of charge. What does… Read more »

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    Hydrogen Peroxide Appears to Treat Pre-Cancerous Oral Lesion in “N-of-One” Experiment

    With: Ronald Piana

    Numerous patients come to Cancer Commons because they wonder if their best cancer treatment option may lie beyond standard care. For many patients, this will mean receiving treatment through a clinical trial. However, with the input and supervision of their medical care team, a select number of patients may arrange to try a non-standard treatment outside of a normal clinical trial. This approach is… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    PDF from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has issued a 2020 edition of its Guidelines for Patients about acute myeloid leukemia.

    Go to full document published by the NCCN.

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