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New study documents increasing frequency, cost, and severity of gunshot wounds that require surgical intervention

The rise in firearm violence has coincided with an increase in the severity of injuries firearms inflict as well as the cost of operations.
10-Aug-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Delay in breast cancer operations due to COVID-19 pandemic appears to be non-life-threatening for women with early-stage disease

A new breast cancer study brings reassuring findings for women with early-stage breast cancer who were forced to delay their cancer operations because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
5-Aug-2020 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS Committee on Trauma awarded grant by National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research

The ACS Committee on Trauma has been awarded a 2-year, $711,218 grant to improve understanding of the individual and community level risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries in the U.S.
30-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS launches new Cancer Surgery Standards Program to improve the quality of surgical care provided to cancer patients

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs today launched the Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP), a new program that aims to improve the quality of surgical care provided to cancer patients by implementing standards for cancer...
22-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons joins Surgical Care Coalition

Today the American College of Surgeons reinforced its commitment to protect surgical patients, improve their quality of life, and ensure access to—and choice of—surgical care by announcing it joined the Surgical Care Coalition (SCC) as a...
18-Jun-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A coordinated COVID-19 response helped western Washington state “flatten the curve”

A panel of 26 experts analyzed western Washington’s response and identified six key factors that contributed to “flattening the curve” in the state.
16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reusable Elastomeric Masks Provide More Durable, Less Costly, Longer-Term Option for Health Care Workers Than N95 Masks

A cost-effective strategy for health care systems to offset N95 mask shortages due to COVID-19 is to switch to reusable elastomeric respirator masks.
12-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons releases tools to prepare patients for operations during the time of COVID-19

As health care facilities resume operations paused due to COVID-19, a new survey shows many people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. To help surgeons and...
3-Jun-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert from American College of Surgeons Available to Discuss the BRCA-Positive Patient's Treatment Options

15-May-2013 2:30 PM EDT

National Surgical Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Issues

Surgical experts affiliated with the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers are available to discuss breast cancer awareness issues
5-Oct-2011 10:15 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT

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