Table of Contents -- February 2001

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Vol. 97 No. 2

Special Report

Fighting back
Two lawsuits that challenged managed care practices -- one of which employed a landmark legal strategy that used the Americans With Disabilities Act -- show what can happen when physicians and organized medicine stand up against insurers who retaliate against doctors or put profits ahead of patients.

By Walt Borges

Symposium on Cancer: What Primary Care Physicians Need to Know

John J. Costanzi, MD, Guest Editor

Genetic evaluation of cancer: the importance of family history
By Helen K. Chew, MD

Colorectal cancer screening: the old and the new
By John J. Ziebert, MD

Optimum screening interventions for gynecologic malignancies
By Jayanthi S. Lea, MD; and David Scott Miller, MD

Nonmelanoma skin cancer: today's epidemic
By Byron L. Limmer, MD

Early detection of prostate cancer: is PSA a reliable option?
By Koji Okihara, MD; and R. Joseph Babaian, MD

Techniques for smoking cessation: what really works?
By Terry A. Rustin, MD

Complementary therapies for cancer patients: what works, what doesn't, and how to know the difference
By Daniel L. Handel, MD

Breast cancer: screening and early detection
By A. Marilyn Leitch, MD

Texas Medicine Rounds

Medicine and legislation * New ethics principles * Dr. Berry honored * TMA history * MedBytes * Hotlines * Border health * Former president dies * Contract Clause of the Month * TexMed preview * Pharmacists shortage * In Case You Missed It

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