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"While medicine, like physics, uses probability to help solve its problems, only medicine includes the human element as a factor in its calculations."

Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., laboratory director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and president of Leidos Biomedical Research, recently published a story in Pulse: Voices From the Heart of Medicine about the human element in medicine and his experience treating a patient with lupus in the intensive care unit when he was an intern. Dr. Dmitrovsky is an oncologist and American Cancer Society Professor. To read the article, click on the link below:

X Factor (Published in Pulse on October 25, 2019)
What's the X-factor in life or death medical situations? (Additional coverage in Med Page Today's

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