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Leonidas C Platanias

Leonidas C Platanias is director of the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611 and staff physician at the department of medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612.

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