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Surgeon and reproductive scientist Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, named recipient of 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award

One of the world’s most influential reproductive scientists, Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, will receive the 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during a virtual event to be held in her honor this evening.
11-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

May 20 is the fourth annual National STOP THE BLEED Day

National STOP THE BLEED® Day provides a renewed opportunity to highlight why it’s important that everyone learn how to control serious bleeding.
17-May-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons launches National Surgeon Scientist Program

New funding opportunity for early-career faculty members will provide surgeons with grant support to make cancer-related basic and translational scientific research integral to their careers
27-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased tourniquet use has saved lives in Los Angeles County

Tourniquet use has been consistently increasing in Los Angeles County since 2015 and is significantly associated with improved patient survival.
22-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgery is a viable treatment for pancreatic cancer patients especially after chemotherapy

Patients with stage II pancreatic cancer who are treated with chemotherapy followed by resection (an operation that removes the cancerous part of the organ, structure or tissue) live nearly twice as long as patients who receive only chemotherapy.
25-Mar-2021 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More is better, at least when it comes to case volume for complex gastrointestinal cancer surgery

A new study reinforces the principle that “practice makes perfect” when it comes to complex GI cancer operations.
18-Mar-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons verifies first hospital that meets its standardized quality criteria for geriatric surgery

The American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification Program (ACS GSV) has announced that Unity Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., has achieved Level 1—Comprehensive Excellence verification status, which recognizes its commitment to providing...
26-Feb-2021 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Guideline for reducing opioid use post-surgery leads to high pain management satisfaction and disposal rates

A prescribing guideline tailored to patients’ specific needs reduced the number of opioid pills prescribed after major surgery.
25-Feb-2021 10:00 AM EST 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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