Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have analyzed the epigenomes of tumor cells across 11 cancer types and revealed important roles for this regulatory system of the genome in the way cancer forms, grows and spreads.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received an NCI grant that will provide about $10.9 million to research programs for the development of new therapies for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the deadliest form of pancreatic cancer.
Prostate cancer was a wake-up call for Greg Patterson. Now he is working to encourage men to get checked—today. A morning argument may have saved Greg Patterson’s life. After pushing some health concerns aside for months, Greg finally took action after being scolded by his wife. The result was a diagnosis of stage 3 prostate cancer at age 55. Now Greg is on a mission to change the narrative about the disease.
Most people visit an average of seven different doctors and face years of misdiagnoses before discovering they have thoracic outlet syndrome. Shana Baldwin lived that painful experience until finding Robert Thompson, MD, a nationally recognized Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is now dedicated to helping others find answers sooner.
One family’s visionary generosity to create the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease nearly 40 years ago launched the evolution of one of the top-rated heart programs in the country
Research collaboration details molecular knowledge, step toward personalized medicine
Groundbreaking surgery performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis
How Parkland Health Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Helped Save Him
Surgeon-scientist also to be surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Findings, in mice, suggest potential treatment strategy
Repeated mammograms contain data on changes in breast density over time that could help identify women at high risk of breast cancer and even reveal which breast is likely to be affected, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified four important signs and symptoms that signal an elevated risk of early-onset colorectal cancer. The incidence of colorectal cancer is rising in people under 50, making it important to recognize such signs.
Funding aims to increase number of physicians driving innovative research in oncology
Get a more in-depth look at the people behind the white coats.
Doctors explain what to know about pancreatic cancer and signs to be aware of.
The Get Screened Now program is intended to increase public awareness about the importance of screening, with an emphasis on those who are medically underserved.
Researchers identify measures to improve treatment quality, health outcomes.
Michael McDermott wasn’t sure he’d make it through the next hour. Now, after surgery in St. Louis, he’s going home for the holidays.
Less frequent CT scans may reduce health-care costs, patient anxiety.
Compound kills tumors in mice, human cancer cells in multiple ways.
Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, a professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, has been named a William H. Danforth Washington University Physician Scholar.
Atlas of pancreas tumors reveals important new findings in treatment resistance, possible new therapies.
After beloved St. Louis radio personality Jeff Burton died from prostate cancer, Zachary Smith, MD, appeared on Fox2 to discuss what men need to know about this disease.
Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, offers advice on how to keep children healthy this school year.
Cessation treatment can aid such dual nicotine users.
Surgeon named Mid-America Transplant/Department of Surgery Distinguished Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation.
Research also is starting to show it’s possible to quantify how much of a workout may make a difference after a diagnosis of the illness.
Recognized for expertise in endocrine tumor development.
After a winter storm prevented a Mid-America Transplant flight from getting out of Chicago, the transplant team bought a ticket for the lungs on Southwest Airlines which ferried the precious cargo to St. Louis in time for a transplant operation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Colin Ledbetter, 25, was taken out of the ICU this week to begin inpatient rehabilitation.
When Dr. Tiffany M. Osborn received her COVID-19 vaccination shortly after vaccines became available in late 2020, she felt hopeful about the pandemic’s trajectory. A year later, she’s sad and frustrated to see so many COVID patients in the ICU.
Will engage patients, survivors in studying rare cancer, tumors affecting African Americans.
Across the country, and at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, collaborative, multidisciplinary teams are working to preserve and reconstruct damaged limbs. Such teams include specialists from multiple fields: orthopedics, trauma, acute and critical care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, podiatry, wound care and rehabilitation, all working together to lower the number of amputations performed each year.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a type of “good cholesterol” called HDL3, when produced in the intestine, protects the liver from inflammation and injury.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that African American women with triple-negative breast cancer have higher mortality than white American women with this aggressive tumor. The investigators call for more research to understand the factors driving the disparities in order to find ways to address them.
Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, and her colleagues have spent the pandemic tending to people in the COVID-19 intensive care unit.
Among the dozen or so framed photos of family and momentous occasions earning spots on a shelf in Dr. Timothy Eberlein’s office is one of him and Alvin Siteman. It was taken at an event about six years ago. They have their arms around each other and are smiling broadly.