I. Alex Bowman

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Ovarian Cancer

What every physician needs to know: While less common than cancers of the cervix and endometrium, ovarian cancer causes more deaths in the United States than the two other major female pelvic malignancies combined. Unfortunately, there are no known effective screening tests for the cancer, symptoms are non-specific, and the large majority of patients present…

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What every physician needs to know: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, and the leading cause of cancer related mortality. In 2017, there were an estimated 222,500 new cases and 155,870 deaths due to the disease, representing approximately 25.9% of all cancer related…

Renal cell carcinoma

What every physician needs to know: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3% of malignant tumors and is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA. An estimated 63,000 new renal tumors were diagnosed in 2013 with over 13,000 deaths. It is most common in the seventh decade of life, and there is…

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