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FIRST RESPONDER

They Say We Are #1; What Do We Say? By Leonard Zwelling             The US News and World Report rankings are out. Once again MD Anderson is ranked number one in clinical cancer care.  This is definitely a cause for celebration, especially for the people who are our patients. But what about for those of ...

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The Criticality of Inflection Points and the Need for First Followers

The Criticality of Inflection Points and the Need for First Followers By Leonard Zwelling             It is only in retrospect that great historical events can be appreciated. History is indeed one damned thing after another, but some of those things are more important than others. There have been three such critical points in my 29 ...

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MY LEGACY, MY DREAM

Pageviews at noon July 15  93160.  Closing in on 100,000.  Watch for the news. My Legacy, My Dream (and officially according to blogspot, the 100th post) By Leonard Zwelling             This one is a little long as it is saying good-bye. Sort of.             Don’t worry. I am not going to write about all of ...

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RUNNING

Running By Leonard Zwelling             I’m a runner. No, I can’t run any longer. Back, hips, neck, the usual. But once not so long ago, I ran and once a runner, always a runner.             It started in 1970 during my second year medical school surgical rotation at the Durham, NC VA Hospital. I hated ...

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Oh My! Part 2 If They Are Going To Take the Money, Make ‘Em Wear It By Leonard Zwelling             Blog ideas come to me from everywhere. They come mostly from current events in the news or in our halls, but also from conversations with my readers, emails and letters and the occasional phone call. ...

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Oh My! As I have been predicting, the SEC has decided that the events surrounding the FDA’s rejection of the Aveo renal cancer drug may bear some additional scrutiny.  Hmmm….I wonder what could be the problem? On July 3, 3013, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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All: This did make me laugh.  It was sent to me from a great distance by a fellow blogger.  Please read very carefully. http://bernicegeller.blogspot.com/ LZ

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Two Strategies

Two Strategies: Is Either Any Good? By Leonard Zwelling             The following appeared on the External Communications daily list of articles that mention MD Anderson. http://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/practice-management/news/online/%7BDAB95034-47A6-441C-AC17-D5E9E565302D%7D/Collaboration-essential-to-rapid-transfer-of-knowledge-from-trial-to-clinical-practice             If I understood the article, it described how our former President John Mendelsohn continues to lead the world in the exploration of ways to chop up tumors in ...

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TOP 10

Top Ten  (I have been saving this for the right moment. I think that we are there. It was written in late May)                                    By Leonard Zwelling             I love David Letterman. I believe him to be the ultimate incarnation of dumb as a fox. He’s goofy and right on target. Only Dave could ...

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Needed: The Pros From Dover

Needed: The Pros From Dover By Leonard Zwelling             The Arab Spring, particularly in Egypt, was seen by many, as a hopeful sign for democracy in the Arab world. A year later, the demonstrators are back in Tahrir Square in Cairo clamoring for and getting the ouster of the duly elected President Morsi, who, because ...

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