The use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option.
2-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
With the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival rates.
19-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs.
3-Oct-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute...
21-Sep-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is once again urging members of the Senate to ensure that patient access to high quality health care is a priority when considering health reform plans.
22-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to...
15-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.
3-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons urges members of the Senate to prioritize ensuring patient access to high quality health care when considering plans to reform health care.
27-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT
STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews
29-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT