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Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Dr. Bruce Dezube is an associate in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a prominent investigator and a major enroller in the multi-institutional AIDS Malignancy Consortium/NCI/NIH, a group whose mission is to create new approaches to therapy of AIDS-associated malignancies. He is also a founder of the NCI/NIH-funded AIDS Oncology subunit of the AIDS Malignancy Research and Treatment Center at BIDMC. After receiving an M.A. in chemistry from Harvard University, Dr. Dezube earned his M.D. at Tufts University Medical School. His postdoctoral training included an internship and residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a series of fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Dezube is the national chair of several NIH protocols investigating the use of angiogenesis inhibitors in Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS). These trials resulted in several of the numerous reports, articles, and book chapters that he has authored and co-authored on AIDS-related malignancies. In addition, Dr. Dezube has delivered over 200 lectures and seminars and has given plenary talks on novel therapeutics for HIV disease, on international and national levels. He has lent his time to several community service endeavors, including work with the American Cancer Society AIDS Action Committee and the New England AIDS Education and Training Center. He is a frequent reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, among others. He has been awarded the American Cancer Society's Career Development Award and the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Trials Consortium Award for AIDS-Associated Malignancies. Dr. Dezube receives funding for his research from Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Cytran Inc., and Ligand Pharmaceuticals.

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Intermediate grade NHL

Dear Dr. Dezube, I have a history of Intermediate grade NHL. After chemotherapy, there was complete remission. Once again, after eight years, I have a few enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. I am in a peculiar situation wherein the opinions of two indep...

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Hemorrhoids or HPV

Hi, i am 18 years old and notice that my anus is slightly tighter, in the shower i felt a little bump inside the anus. I have never had anal sex, and i am a virgin. I was reading, and it could be either HPV or Hemorrhoids. I do not feel discomfort, p...

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Not Alone Anymore In Montana

Forgive me if this is not the proper place to post but I wanted to get in touch with "Alone in Montana" ASAP. You are not alone! There are many other people in the state who are +. It's just we are all spread throughout the state. I have a non profit...

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Treatment for KS. Should I take chemotherapy or just rely on the fact that my immune system will improve?

I was diagnosed 7 weeks ago that I am HIV positive and that the small purple spots on my neck was KS. At that time my CD4 cell count was 143 and Viral load 438,080. After 5 weeks on medication my CD4 cell count went to 350 and my Viral load to 1300...

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Basal Cell Carcinoma and HIV

I just received a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on my left arm. The dermatologist assured me that it is the type of cancer that can easily be removed -- it's a red ugly looking sore -- and I've made an appointment to have it done. I am very fair ...

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Bladder cancer treatment in an HIV positive patient. How do HIV drugs and chemotherapy go together?

My husband has been diagnosed with Stage 3-4 Bladder cancer. So far there is no evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder wall, but he is advised to undergo bladder removal surgery. There are concerns that chemotherapy will complicated H...

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Spitting blood- lung cancer or irritated throat?

I spat blood 4 times in the last month and a half. I spit it when I just wake up and once right after a cigarette. I'm a regular cigarette/marijuana smoker(2 joints a day). i just wanna know if the problem is just an irritated throat wich causes me t...

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2nd time around for Hodgkin's disease-- oh no

I have stage 2b hodgkins disease. I went to four treatments of ABVD and then stopped because I got so sick. It's been a year and the cancer in my neck is growing. It is about the size of a quarter on all three places (underarm too) So I decided to st...

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Does Panretin gel really help destroy KS? I had lymphoma and now I have KS

I finished my last round of chemotherapy (CHOP+R) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma about six months ago and am starting to feel very good again. I'm in remission and will hopefully stay that way. The experience was the pits but at least it wasn't the horro...

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Diagnosed with KS but Negative for HIV

I had a lesion on my leg biopsied and it came back positive for KS. I was also tested for HIV and was negative. This was 1 year ago. Since then I have been tested 2 more times. My question is, should I treat this isolated lesion? The infectious disea...