The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.
Let’s Do Our Part to Narrow the Gap…
From AATS Update
“Elimination of gender and racial inequality is the right thing to do. So, in medicine, what is holding us back?” Marc Moon, MD, President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, addresses this important question in the latest AATS Update.
High-risk Prostate Cancer Clinic
When cancer is particularly aggressive or widespread, it takes a diligent team of expert physicians to provide the best, most comprehensive care. Gerald Andriole, MD, Division Chief of Urologic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, leads a new high-risk prostate cancer clinic at Christian Hospital.
Web-Based Tool May Help Patients With Cancer Choose the Best Insurance for Their Needs
From The ASCO Post
Given the rising costs of cancer care, many patients with cancer and cancer survivors are challenged by financial toxicity, the burden of care costs. Many struggle to choose a health insurance plan that best meets their needs. Moreover, these challenges are often exacerbated by limited health insurance literacy and a lack of decision support. A group of researchers led by Mary Politi, PhD, Professor of Surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, developed a Web-based decision aid and evaluated it in a randomized trial.
Surgical Technique for Below-knee Amputation with Concurrent Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
From PRS Global Open
Washington University plastic and reconstructive surgeons describe an anatomically based technique to optimize outcomes for patients needing amputations.
For Your Health: Seven Hacks for an Active Winter
Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, shares tips for staying healthy this winter. “The physical and mental benefits of exercise remain really important,” Colditz says.