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Medical News You Can Use

Here is a collection of older medical news stories, reviewed by The Doctor's Doctor.

  Casey Martin's Struggle Herceptin
  Melanoma John McCain's Melanoma
  Thyroid Nodules and Tipper Gore The X Files and Paget's Carcinoma

Melanoma-Is there an epidemic?
The overall incidence of early melanoma is increasing.  A recent population based study found an increase in the early and advanced disease.  Click here for the complete story and analysis.

Herceptin and breast cancer-Why therapy begins in the laboratory       
On Sept. 25, 1998, the FDA approved the use of a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.  These patients'  tumors overexpressed the HER2 protein.  Click here for the complete story and analysis.

Other News Stories

For other news stories we've issued over the last year, you may want to search for topics by keyword.

Thyroid Nodules

Tipper Gore Has Thyroid Surgery


The X Files and Paget's Carcinoma

Agent Scully performs an autopsy on Mulder's mother and finds an unusual type of cancer. But there is more to the story than this...

Just For Fun


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