Cancer Staging: What, Why and How?

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Cancer staging is an essential step in the cancer treatment process. When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, staging tests indicate the extent and progress of cancer. Knowing this information assists physicians in deciding treatment options and can also predict health outcomes for the patient.

Ask the Doctor: Colorectal Cancer with the Colorectal Team

Colorectal Cancer Team

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the lower intestine, either the colon or rectum, and causes symptoms such as bowel movement changes, pain and weight loss as it progresses. It is a common cancer that is often detected through regular screening and requires physician diagnosis from specific tests. Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and curable through surgical and radiation treatments. Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center provide patients with screening, diagnoses and treatment options.

Surgical Oncology | 2020 Annual Report

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The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Surgical Oncology.

Nutrition Tips from Public Health Experts

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Experts from the Division of Public Health Sciences share nutrition and recipe tips, including how to choose healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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

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.

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.

Medicaid Expansion to Benefit Hardworking Missourians

Tim Eberlein, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery, spoke to St. Louis Public Radio about how Medicaid Expansion could help hardworking Missourians with cancer and chronic illness prevention and treatment before the Missouri state primary election.

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.

Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The Division of Urology announces an SUO-approved fellowship designed to train urologic oncologists by providing a broad clinical and research experience.

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.

World Book Day

Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.

Fighting Prostate Cancer with CHARM

Gerald Andriole, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery, leads the offensive against the most threatening forms of prostate cancer.