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Northwestern University cancer center appoints director

October 19, 2014

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Platanias, who served as interim director since January, joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2002 as the Lurie Cancer Center’s first deputy director. He also has served as the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie professor of oncology in medicine — hematology/oncology.

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ASH elects four executive committee members

October 18, 2014
ASH elected four new members to its executive committee, the organization’s governing body.Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, will serve a 1-year term as vice president…
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Targeted treatments for lung cancer likely to drive field forward

October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Recent progress in the use of genomics to treat lung cancer is likely to advance the field of cancer treatment, according to Mark G. Kris, MD
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Trend toward earlier treatment of uveal melanoma observed

October 17, 2014
CHICAGO — “Despite identification of risk factors, many ophthalmologists still observe borderline lesions, waiting for growth before initiating treatment of…
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A 54-year-old woman with bilateral hydronephrosis

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2014
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 54-year-old black woman presented to her primary care physician after experiencing worsening fatigue and abdominal…
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Nomogram predicted recurrence risk among women who underwent APBI

September 26, 2014
Jessica Wobb, MD, senior resident in radiation oncology at Beaumont Health System in Birmingham, Mich., describes how…
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