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Thank you very much for including Mr. Richard Heimler’s very rewarding story in The ASCO Post (“Beating the Odds,” December 1, 2014, page 118). It was a short, well-written example of excellent oncology management in the face of episodes of “terminal” lung cancer. His story was the perfect narrative of how we need to be watchful and attentive to the new agents that come our way, and it was also a great reminder to always push appropriately for our patients against a sometimes less-educated groundswell of “treating too much.” ■

—Martha A. Tracy, MD
                 Sutter Health
       Berkeley, California


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