Posts in the “Surgery Surgery” category:

Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2014 |

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help […]

After Lung Cancer Surgery, What Happens Between Days 30-90?

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 9th, 2014 |

News Headline: After Lung Cancer Surgery, What Happens Between Days 30-90? Date: 5/9/14 Outlet Full Name: MedScape Author: Marlene Busko http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824935 Thirty-day mortality following lung cancer surgery has greatly decreased in the United States during the past decades, and not unexpectedly, it is lowest in high-volume hospitals, according to new research. However, the study also […]

CT in the Operating Room Allows More Precise Removal of Small Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: CT in the Operating Room Allows More Precise Removal of Small Lung Cancers Date: 4/30/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276011.php A new technique that brings CT imaging into the operating room will allow surgeons to precisely demarcate and remove small sub-centimeter lung nodules, leaving as much healthy tissue […]

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day Author: Robert Preidt http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/04/29/lung-cancer-surgery-may-be-safest-at-high-volume-hospitals-study-finds Major lung cancer surgery in the United States has become safer in recent decades, especially at hospitals that perform high numbers of these operations, a new study says. Researchers analyzed […]

Study Suggests More Patients With Emphysema Could Benefit From Surgery

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Imperial College London Author: Francesca Davenport http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_16-4-2014-14-29-8 A procedure called lung volume reduction surgery could be performed effectively in more patients, according to new research. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a combination of emphysema (damage to the air sacs of the lungs) and chronic bronchitis. It affects more than […]

‘Organ Care System,’ Medical Device, Allows Lungs to Breathe Outside Body Before Transplant

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Daily Author: Lecia Bushak http://www.medicaldaily.com/organ-care-system-medical-device-allows-lungs-breathe-outside-body-transplant-269099 Imagine a lung that continues breathing outside of the body before being transplanted. The medical device company known as TransMedics has developed an experimental machine called the Organ Care System, which allows doctors to keep lungs “breathing” while they are on their way from […]

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2014/01/23/radiation-before-surgery-may-improve-survival-from-rare-lung-cancer Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before — rather than after — surgery, according to a small new study. The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five days […]