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Alfred I Neugut

Articles by Alfred I Neugut

NCI-Funded Cancer Centers

The National Cancer Institute was established in 1937 as the lead institution for the federal government to plan and monitor the conduct of research and

Cancer Humor

Editor’s note: When Dr. Neugut emailed that he’d be writing a column for the Purim section, Bracha Schwartz, our special section editor, said it was

Proton Beam Radiotherapy

An old physics joke: A proton walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender asks, “Are you sure?” The proton says, “I’m positive.”

Marriage and Cancer

My daughter is getting married next week (Mazel tov!) so I felt this topic would be good. While some may feel it is inappropriate to

Cancer Statistics, 2023

Each January, the American Cancer Society publishes its analysis of cancer statistics for the U.S. They provide a sense of what is doing better and

Social Class and Cancer

I have just finished reading George Eliot’s wonderful novel “Middlemarch.” Whenever I read a book or see a movie from the Victorian era, I am

The Blood-Brain Barrier

In ancient times, ignorance about the workings of nature and the universe resulted in almost all people having a belief in one or another deity

Treatment With Immunotherapy

Bacteria and humans are very different from each other. Therefore, it is relatively simple to find metabolic differences between the two species that can be

Asbestos Exposure and Irving Selikoff

A well-known 1981 analysis of the causes of cancer estimated that occupational exposures were responsible for 2-3% of cancer. Subsequent analyses have not much altered

Should One Always Tell?

A discussion of communication of the diagnosis of cancer and the end of life to patients is not an easy one. Maybe 40 years ago