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When making decisions about heart surgery, you would want all the facts. Putting your trust, and heart, in someone else’s hands is not easy. You’d probably want to know how good the surgeon is—here's what that means objectively.
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Endocrinologist Dr. Hyesoo Lowe and oncologist Dr. Gulam Manji discuss the breakthroughs and challenges in pancreatic cancer care innovation.
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Over the past five years, the lung cancer survival rate has increased by 14 percent. A large part of that change is driven by advances in immunotherapy—typically implemented alongside treatments like chemotherapy to give patients the best chance at positive outcomes.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Ruth Leff Siegel Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Ruth Leff Seigel Awards for pancreatic cancer research, Anirban Maitra, M.B.B.S. and Dr. Lyndon Luk.
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If xenotransplantation is the future, then the future is closer than we think. It's now priority to many transplantation surgeons and experts because it could address many of the barriers that have existed in organ access for decades.
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Hundreds of patients have received lung transplants due to COVID-19 in the US. Dr. Selim Arcasoy discusses Covid-19 lung damage, and what this means for patients, surgeons, and the future of transplant surgery.
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Endocrinologists Dr. Hyesoo Lowe, Dr. Salila Kurra and adrenal surgeon Dr. Katie McManus explore why some people who have hypertension and high blood pressure may have their adrenal glands to blame.
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Dr. Melina Wald, Dr. Christine Rohde, and Dr. Jeffery Ascherman discuss gender identity care—everything from seeking treatment, potential insurance issues, medical therapy, surgical interventions, and collaboration.
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Gianna Paniagua
Gianna took over our Twitter account to talk about her experiences getting a second heart transplant after 28 years with her first heart transplant as a toddler in 1992.
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