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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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An interview with P. Ravi Kiran, MD, Chief and Program Director, Division of Colorectal Surgery.
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Treating generations of families with rare hereditary colorectal cancers requires much of a different approach, one that includes caring for children. Dr. James Church discusses leading with compassion, empathy, and understanding before all else and tailoring treatments to individuals and their families.
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Dr. Sam Yoon has made it his personal mission to make proton beam therapy—simply, a more accurate form of radiation—a more mainstream and promoted form of treatment for certain rare cancers.
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