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Campus Catch-Up 9.3.21

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.

Siteman Cancer Center to build new, 659,000-square-foot home in Central West End

From St. Louis Post Dispatch

Siteman Cancer Center is planning a new, nine-story facility on the Washington University Medical Campus dedicated solely to outpatient cancer care. In this article, Department Chair and Director of Siteman Timothy Eberlein, MD, explains the importance of this new facility.

Saving Limbs Takes Teamwork, Time and Tenacity

From Barnes-Jewish Curiosus Magazine

A collaborative, multidisciplinary team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is working to preserve and reconstruct damaged limbs. Surgeons Patrick Geraghty, MD, John Felder, MD, John Kirby, MD, and Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, discuss these limb preservation efforts and techniques in this story.

Mid-America Transplant and MediGO Partner to Improve Organ Transportation and Save More Lives

From Yahoo! Finance

Mid-America Transplant announces a partnership with MediGO, a logistics and communications company dedicated to improving the transportation of organs for transplant. In this article, transplant surgeon Jason Wellen, MD, comments on what this technology brings to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Exercise Could Help Fight ‘Chemo Brain’ in Breast Cancer Patients

From U.S. News & World Report

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. First author Elizabeth Salerno, PhD, explains the study here.

The Role of Genomic Testing in Oncologic Surgery

From The American College of Surgeons

In this American College of Surgeons Bulletin Brief article, General Surgery resident Angela Lee, MD, and surgical oncologist Ryan Fields, MD, examine key mutations and corresponding available therapies in gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and cholangiocarcinoma.