Derek Raghavan

Editorials by Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD

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America’s new cancer: History repeats itself

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
Long after Doll and Bradford Hill convincingly showed that lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoking, the denizens of the tobacco industry…
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A new love affair — but will you respect me in the morning?

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
We have known for more than 50 years that immunotherapy is active against noninvasive bladder cancer, dating from the paradigm-altering work of…
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ASCO Annual Meeting: I got plenary of nothing!

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
Here we are, back from another bigger, better, more extreme ASCO Annual Meeting. Every year, about this time, I return from what is billed as the…
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Big data, big errors of interpretation

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
In this issue, we report the interesting study presented at Genitourinary Cancers Symposium from a strong multidisciplinary uro-oncology group, using…
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On killing innocents: Anzac Day revisited

HemOnc Today, April 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
April 25 is known in Australia and New Zealand as “Anzac Day,” commemorating the immense foolishness of a set of British generals at…
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Blood clots, bleeding and cancer

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
The association between cancer and thrombosis has been known for more than a century. In 1823, Jean-Baptiste Bouillaud was one of the first…
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Prostate cancer trials: Waiting for Godot

HemOnc Today, February 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
In an era in which we are ever more hurrying to find truth, and the FDA is exploring a range of surrogate endpoints to support early introduction of…
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Rousseau’s social contract, vulnerable children, toothless tigers ... and us

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2019
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
A quarter millennium ago, Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his major work of social existentialist philosophy, On the Social Contract. This classic…
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Vale Col. Coltman!

HemOnc Today, December 25, 2018
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
Texas has lost two amazing adopted sons in the past month, and one of them perhaps will not receive the appropriate kudos and lamentation that is his…
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John McCain, Frank Underwood and Salman Rushdie: Beyond The Hunger Games

HemOnc Today, October 25, 2018
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
Watching the recent Supreme Court nomination process — so reminiscent of the sociopolitical processes of The Hunger Games — I realize…