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Where Are the Leaders?

Where Are the Leaders? By Leonard Zwelling          Have you seen or heard Bill Clinton recently? He is a shadow of his former self in every way. He is gaunt verging on anorectic and the formerly voluble Chief Executive struggles to make a whole lot of sense when he speaks in public. It has been ...

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Superpower: America’s Role in the World At-Large, MD Anderson’s Role in Oncology

Superpower: America’s Role in the World At-Large, MD Anderson’s Role in Oncology By Leonard Zwelling          Without hesitation, I bought the book. It is called Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World by Ian Bremmer. As is not atypical, I learned about it from one of my best and most frequent instructresses, Peggy ...

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Making Cancer History by James S. Olson: An Important Book

Making Cancer History by James S. Olson: An Important Book By Leonard Zwelling          This book is a revelation.          I bought and read it for a number of reasons.          First, I wanted to know about the early history of this great institution to which I hooked my personal star in 1984. I am ...

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Is Commercialization in the TMC Facing An Early Death? : We Can Hope, Can’t We?

Is Commercialization in the TMC Facing An Early Death? : We Can Hope, Can’t We? By Leonard Zwelling          Under our noses there is battle raging for the heart and soul of the Texas Medical Center. For years the TMC has been the haven for academic excellence and its application to patient care. Whether at ...

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Will These Trials Make Cancer History? : I Doubt It, But They Could

Will These Trials Make Cancer History? : I Doubt It, But They Could By Leonard Zwelling          It is late May and early June so it must be time for the Indianapolis 500, the Belmont Stakes and the Oscars of Oncology, the media darlings of ASCO.          My sources at ASCO have told me that ...

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Clinical Faculty: Why You Are SO Desperately Needed

Clinical Faculty: Why You Are SO Desperately Needed By Leonard Zwelling          Yet again, it happens. A call comes on a weekend. A friend has a relative who is clearly ill. I am told a story. The mammogram was positive, but the doctors told her the shadow was benign and not to worry. That was ...

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