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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces $1.1 million in New Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)—has awarded 29 new grants totaling $1,047,500 in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.
14-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives!

Dr. Douglas E. Wood describes the findings from the NELSON Trial and what they mean for policy and program development for lung cancer early detection through CT screening.
5-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Magdi Habib Yacoub Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual...
28-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery

In recognition of exemplary efforts and steadfast service, Robert L. Kormos, MD, and Robert A. Wynbrandt, JD, each have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2020 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 56th Annual Meeting.
27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Joseph A. Dearani Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon Joseph A. Dearani, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Discharge 3 Days Following Open Heart Surgery Is Safe

Patients who undergo open heart surgery and head home 3 days later are not at increased risk for complications.
21-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

First-of-its-Kind Technology Lights Up Lung Cancer Cells, Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology—OTL38—enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than previously possible.
21-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Young Age Does Not Equal Low Risk for Patients Needing Aortic Valve Replacement

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to expand its pool of eligible patients, open heart surgery—resulting in excellent patient survival and fewer strokes when compared to TAVR—is the best option for young and...
21-Jan-2020 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,400 cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society's mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research and advocacy.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of STS and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.


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