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Is It Time For Precision/Personalized Medicine?

This blog was originally published on the Medpage Today website on January 22, 2015. It is reposted here with permission. ++++++++++++ Are we prepared for the genomics revolution? The President's proposed Precision Medicine Initiative...Show More Summary

In New Orleans’ Efforts To Make Bars and Casinos Smoke Free, It’s The Musicians’ Songs That Are the Sweetest.

Let's call it the Battle of New Orleans, 2015. As I write this, I am traveling from a meeting of the New Orleans City Council where testimony was heard regarding a new ordinance which would prohibit smoking in the city's famed bars and the local casino. Show More Summary

Number Of Skin Cancers And Costs Of Treatment Have Increased Dramatically Reinforcing Need For Prevention

The numbers about skin cancer incidence and costs in the United States are worse than anyone expected. That's the message that comes from a report published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on research from the...Show More Summary

Defining Value in Cancer Care Depends On Your Perspective

(This blog was originally posted on Medpage Today and is reprinted here with permission) +++++++++++ Value. A simple word with lots of meanings, all of which depend on the context of the moment. Value in healthcare -- especially in cancer care -- is certainly no exception. Show More Summary

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