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Campus Catch-Up

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.

Pride, Progress, and Working toward Health Equity: Cancer and the LGBTQIA+ Community

From Cancer News in Context

“Data suggest that the LGBTQIA+ community bears a disproportionate burden of cancer. This is likely impacted by higher rates of risk factors and a greater number of barriers to screening and care.”

The Division of Public Health Sciences offers a list of health resources for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Siteman Cancer Center earns highest federal rating

From Siteman Cancer Center

“Siteman earned its latest exceptional rating based on a January site visit by 22 researchers and administrators from academic cancer centers across the U.S. During the visit, Washington University researchers and physicians presented their innovative research programs in genomics, cancer imaging, cancer prevention and disparities, immunology and immunotherapy, and early-phase clinical trials.”

President’s Message

From the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Marc Moon, MD, the 101st President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, delivers his message to the AATS.

“Progress never stands still,” Moon says. Moon, the Section Chief of Cardiac Surgery, advocates for continued progress and increased diversity and inclusion in the specialty.

Should Pediatric Patients Be Prioritized When Rationing Life-Saving Treatments During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

From the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Experts in pediatric patient care “present a case in which a pediatric hospital caring for both children and adults seeks to establish guidelines for the use of ECMO if there are not enough resources to treat every patient.”

“We find ourselves in a situation where the medical demand outweighs our current supply,” writes Ryan Antiel, MD, Pediatric Surgery fellow, and author of the article Oedipus and the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Why Are Early-Onset Cancers Rising?

From Cancer Today

“One in two men and one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.”

Researchers, including Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, discuss the reasons for the rise in early-onset cancer in young adults.