Targeted Chemotherapy Shows Early Signs of Slowing Tumor Growth with Less Toxicity
Surviving neuroblastoma as a child can come with just as many challenges as the cancer itself, mainly because of the toxic effects of chemotherapy. But a team of surgeons is in the nascent stages of developing a more targeted method of treating neuroblastoma patients with chemotherapy and lower toxicity. Their research results were presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Surgical Trainees Retain Information Longer and Master Skills Better When They Hone Their Skills Beyond Proficiency
Researchers from Drexel University have found that when surgical trainees train beyond competence using a simulator, they retain information longer and master surgical skills better than those who stop practicing when they achieve an initial level of proficiency. Their study findings were presented at the 2015 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons during a Posters of Exceptional Merit presentation.
Simulation Training Saves Precious Minutes in Speeding the Treatment of Trauma Patients
When a trauma patient enters the emergency room, the medical team has what is known as the “golden hour,” a window of time to evaluate and stabilize the patient to prevent death. To help trauma teams optimize that limited time frame, trauma surgeons have developed a simulation training program that cuts precious minutes off evaluation times and gets trauma patients to medical imaging tests faster, investigators reported at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Testosterone Levels Improve in Obese Men Following a Common Weight-Loss Operation
CHICAGO (October 5, 1:15 pm CT): A common weight-loss operation called sleeve gastrectomy can make testosterone levels normal in obese men, according to new findings presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons is Awarded to Six Prominent Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to six prominent surgeons from Ghana, Australia, India, France, Argentina, and Barbados. The Honorary Fellowships were presented at the Convocation ceremony.
Kentucky Surgeon J. David Richardson, MD, FACS Installed as 96th President of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, a general, thoracic, and trauma surgeon, was installed as the 96th President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Richardson is a professor of surgery and vice-chairman of the Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY.
Wisconsin Surgeon John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, Receives 2015 Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, a trauma surgeon from Milwaukee, WI, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the Convocation ceremony. The DSA is the highest honor bestowed by the ACS.
American College of Surgeons Releases Compendium of Strategies to Enhance Victims’ Survivability from Mass Casualty Events
Description: ACS has released a new compendium of expert recommendations on strengthening the security and resilience of U.S. citizens after mass casualty events.
American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership
(September 2, 2015): The ACS launched Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities.
20 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
(August 3, 2015): The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American
College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding
Achievement Award to a select group of 20 accredited cancer programs
throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative
and quantitative surveys conducted during the first half of 2015.