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Curious Dr. George | Plumbing the Core and Nibbling at the Margins of Cancer

Should All Potentially Lethal Tumors Be Sequenced?

Lisandra E. West, PhD, Senior Scientific Knowledge Engineer, CollabRx. Q: Is there enough benefit to justify sequencing all patients’ tumors? – Perspective from a scientific knowledge engineer. A: As a scientist working as a scientific knowledge engineer in molecular oncology, part of my job is to collect, organize, and deliver data that correspond to aberrations present […]

Curious Dr. George | Plumbing the Core and Nibbling at the Margins of Cancer

Use of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Detection and Management of Lung Cancer

Ruth L. Katz, MD, Professor of Pathology, Director Image Analysis Lab; Chief research Cytopathology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer center, Houston, Texas. Q: Liquid biopsy is “all the rage” in the cancer diagnostic space these days. You have worked with Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) for quite some time. Beyond R and D, is there […]

Curious Dr. George | Plumbing the Core and Nibbling at the Margins of Cancer

Can Precision Oncology Develop Despite Pharmaphobia?

Thomas P. Stossel, MD, American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Hematology Division, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Secretary, Options for Children in Zambia Q: Your recent book “Pharmaphobia:—–” about conflict of interest “Myths” drew great attention to what you and David Shaywitz earlier called […]