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Rep. Larry Bucshon Recognized for Steadfast Commitment to Cardiothoracic Surgery

Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) was named “Legislator of the Year” by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons on Monday evening, in recognition for his extraordinary efforts promoting issues of importance to cardiothoracic surgeons.
14-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Cancer Breath ‘Signature’ Presents Promise for Earlier Diagnosis

Being able to identify lung cancer “signature” through a simple breath test has emerged as one of the most promising ways to diagnose the disease. Now the test is being used to monitor for disease recurrence.
2-Jun-2016 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Lung Cancer Patients Experience Excellent Survival Following Surgery

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Patients aged 65 years and older are living longer after lung cancer surgery, and with older people representing a rapidly growing proportion of patients diagnosed with lung cancer, this improved survival is especially significant.
26-Apr-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Offers Viable Option for Select Heart Patients

Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (mini-MVR) have similar outcomes as patients undergoing conventional surgery and also experience shorter hospital stays and fewer blood transfusions
24-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BMI Linked With Complications After Lung Cancer Surgery

Body mass index (BMI) affects outcomes following lung resection (removal of part of the lung) for lung cancer. Patients with very high or very low BMIs have the highest risks for complications
20-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Assistant Home Visits Significantly Reduce Hospital Readmissions After Heart Surgery

Two home visits by a physician’s assistant (PA) during the week after hospital discharge significantly reduces the chance that a heart surgery patient will be readmitted, and reduces overall costs associated with the heart surgery
20-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Race, Lower Socioeconomic Status Linked with Worse Survival Following Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Poor black patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer are at higher risk for death than white patients and patients with higher socioeconomic status
20-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Joseph E. Bavaria Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon Joseph E. Bavaria, MD today was elected as President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
25-Jan-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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