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A recent study shows one-third of all clinical trials that led to government-approved cancer drugs in the last decade didn’t report on race.
Many clinical trials don’t account for racial diversity, yet they are still used to determine FDA approvals for new cancer drugs. A recent study shows one-third of all clinical trials that led to government-approved cancer drugs in the last decade didn’t report on race.
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Dr. Alejandro Rios Tovar, a surgeon at the University Medical Center of El Paso.
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What We’re Reading: 8/19/19

A few highlights from around the web that made it into our feeds this week.
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Lung, heart, and colon surgery are highlighted as part of NYP/Columbia’s top-scoring performance in 2019’s US News & Word Report Best Hospitals rankings.
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Columbia’s heart surgery team has been recognized for its unparalleled quality with the highest ranking available to any center.
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Learning your child needs aortic valve surgery can fill your mind with “what ifs.” Suddenly, you must absorb gobs of complicated medical information and make crucial decisions about their health and future. The circumstances require a crash course in anatomy and cardiology; you must become an expert in conditions and treatments, read up on state-of-the-art advancements.
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Three main issues plague the way we treat kidney disease in the United States: the business of dialysis, access to kidney transplants, and monetary barriers that stand in the way of donating a kidney to someone in need.
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The NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (MSCHONY) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has been named the Northeast’s only Level I Pediatric Surgery Center, has been named the Northeast’s only Level I Pediatric Surgery Center, according to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verification Committee. This distinction is rare - only 18 hospitals in the United States have reached Level I status.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Columbia Surgeons Lead 2019 Top Doctors List

Every year, top-ranking doctors in the New York area are recognized for exceptional treatment and quality care by being named America’s Top Doctors. This year, more than 15 surgeons from Columbia’s Department of Surgery were recognized for their skill and dedication in this year’s Top Doctors feature in New York Magazine.
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20 surgeons from Columbia University have been named as 2019 Super Doctors, according to this year’s Super Doctors listings published with the New York Times Magazine. These rankings are compiled from thousands of recommendations by physicians in the New York area and represent approximately 5% of the area’s physicians.
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