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Medical News You Can Use

So much of medical news is influenced by or produced from results generated from the laboratory.  For a completely different view of current medical news, intepreted through the pathologists of The Doctor's Doctor, click on the following news links.

You will soon realize that nearly all diagnoses revolve around the opinion and diagnostic expertise of pathologists. Pathologists can definitely make a difference for the care of the patient.

Recent Stories in the News

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

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...

Descriptions, pictures, and treatment information for common diseases.

Just For Fun


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