News Stories

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.

We walk together

From Barnes-Jewish Twitter

Barnes-Jewish walks with MidAmerica Transplant to honor organ and tissue donors and celebrate extended life for transplant recipients.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Precision Promise

From PanCAN

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network announces the launch of its new Precision Promise adaptive clinical trial platform for pancreatic cancer patients. PanCAN’s Precision Promise was envisioned with a nationwide team of leading clinicians, researchers, and diagnostic and drug developers to test novel treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients quicker and cheaper and get them to patients faster, transforming the way clinical research is done. PanCAN’s Precision Promise Clinical Trial Consortium sites—including Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis—were selected through a competitive, peer-review process and include premier cancer treatment institutions across the country.

My Smile Is Medically Necessary. It’s Time For The Federal Government To Realize This.

From Huffpost

Kristin Pfeifauf, a student at the School of Medicine, wrote an article for The Huffington Post about her personal experience being born with cleft lip and cleft palate and the importance of ensuring all with such conditions can get the medical care they need. Much of the care she received was at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In the News: Study Finds HPV Vaccine Lowers the Risk of Cervical Cancer

From Cancer News in Context

Results of a new study further confirm the promise of the HPV vaccine, finding that vaccination substantially lowered cancer risk, and that vaccination at younger ages lowered risk even further.

Digging Deep Into Oats with Apple n’ Oat Maple Scones

From Feast Magazine

Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD, discusses the health benefits of oats in this edition of In Good Taste, which also includes a tasty recipe for apple ‘n oat maple scones.