The Impact of Persistent Smoking on Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

Researchers from Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center conduct research on patient health outcomes after surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer to understand if persistent smoking after surgery is associated with worse survival. They conclude that persistent smoking after surgery decreases the survival rates of patients.

Meet the Lung Cancer Team

Washington University thoracic surgeons provide the highest level of care for patients with lung cancer.

Dr. Evarts Graham and the History of Cardiothoracic Medicine and Research at Washington University

Exploring the history of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery begins with the career of surgeon and clinical researcher Dr. Evarts Graham. A gifted cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Graham’s research included one of the earliest studies of smoking as it contributed to lung cancer, and this pioneering work has directed similar research on smoking cessation and health impacts for decades.

Ask the Doctors: Lung Nodules

When patients learn they have suspicious “spots” or nodules on their lungs, it is understandable that they may become concerned about their diagnosis. They may begin to contemplate serious questions about their health: “Are my lung nodules cancerous? Will I need surgery, chemotherapy or radiation? What should I do?” “One of the most common problems […]

Community Practice | Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report

Two images of WashU faculty (from left to right) Kerri Ohman, MD, and Arnold Bullock, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve with Christian Hospital.”

In addition to providing care on the Medical Campus, Washington University surgeons extend patient care to community practice across the St. Louis region at locations including Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.