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The Outrage Of The Second Slide

The Outrage Of The Second Slide By Leonard Zwelling As a previous blog has noted, I took the time to hear a few of the presentations at the CTOS meeting in Japan in mid-November. Along with the success that some are having in treating aggressive sarcomas, the frustration of facing the limited additional progress that ...

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The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology

The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology By Leonard Zwelling When it comes to clinical research in oncology, I am pretty well out of it. It’s been twelve years since I oversaw any piece of research administration and 15 since I was running the infrastructure for clinical research at Anderson. My last ...

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Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye?

Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/health/cancer-drugs-proteins.html?searchResultPosition=1 It was a small article in the Science section of Tuesday’s New York Times (September 17) by Carl Zimmer. He makes note of how some scientists are learning that what they thought were important gene targets in cancer cells may be ...

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Reckoning

Reckoning By Leonard Zwelling At some point in the future, distant though it may be and after I leave this mortal coil, the current crop of Republicans in the House and Senate are going to have to answer for their disloyalty to their oath of office in 2019. At least many of them will. Mitt ...

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I Like Mike: Bloomberg In 2020

I Like Mike: Bloomberg In 2020 By Leonard Zwelling As readers of this blog will know, YFB (your favorite blogger) has not been happy with the way that the 2020 race for president has been shaping up. It turns out that despite what recent polls suggest, there are others who aren’t entirely happy with the ...

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The Warren Problem

The Warren Problem By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/03/opinion/warren-medicare-for-all-2020.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/opinion/elizabeth-warrens-health-care-albatross.html?searchResultPosition=1 These opinion pieces and a lot more in The New York Times on Sunday November 3, Monday November 4, and since paint a clear picture of the problem Elizabeth Warren faces if she is the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in 2020. This has all come ...

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Houston, We Have A Problem: MD Anderson In The News

Houston, We Have A Problem: MD Anderson In The News By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/health/article/Report-MD-Anderson-deficiencies-jeopardized-14806472.php https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/health/china-nih-scientists.html The Public Relations Department at MD Anderson must be working overtime today, November 5, as these two articles hit the Internet simultaneously. The first was on the front page of The Chronicle above the fold on Tuesday. It describes the ...

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Impeachment Seems Inevitable, So Does Acquittal

Impeachment Seems Inevitable, So Does Acquittal By Leonard Zwelling Today, October 31, President Trump probably got his first real scare in a while. Trick or treat! The U. S. House of Representatives is officially on record as launching an impeachment inquiry. The rules of engagement are set and the parlor political game played only three ...

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Baseball As Metaphor For Academic Medicine

Baseball As Metaphor For Academic Medicine By Leonard Zwelling https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/10/30/george-f-will-baseball/ Houston is depressed this morning, October 31, 2019. The Astros lost a World Series that they were expected to win and could have won. At the moments their pitching needed to rise to the occasion, it sank. When runners were in scoring position the hitters ...