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Can Cancer Ever Be Ignored?

(New York Times Magazine) Oct 5, 2011 - As chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, Otis Webb Brawley — who is also a professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University — is the public face of the cancer establishment.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: October 05, 2011)

quotesLike any other diagnosis, the PSA is one of many pieces of information to make the diagnosis. It is usually one of the first indicators that additional tests are needed. We may not have reduced the incidence of death with use of the test, but I am sure that the overall death rate would be much higher without it.quotes

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LabCorp To Offer a New Companion Diagnostic for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

(LabCorp) Oct 3, 2011 - Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings announced today the nationwide availability of a new FDA-approved companion diagnostic for lung cancer patients.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: October 04, 2011)

quotesThe availability of this companion test was of major concern to us as a payor. We understand and realize the need for this test to identify the appropriate population for this drug, and coverage was never a question. The only question in our minds was patient access.quotes

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Doctors Grow Wary of Avastin for Eye Treatment

(NYT/Prescriptions blog) Oct 4, 2011 - A spate of infections, leaving some patients blind, has caused some physicians to choose the more expensive Lucentis for eye disease in the elderly.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: October 04, 2011)

quotes.....maybe this is an opportunity to partner with their oncology colleagues to produce a cost effective sterile preparation. quotes

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Tomasz M. Beer, MD, FACP

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Dean Gesme, MD

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Howard S. Hochster, MD

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Robert A. Figlin, MD., FACP

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Florida Cancer Specialists President and Managing Part...

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Winston Wong, PharmD

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