Find our archived Cardiothoracic news stories below. 

Take a Deep Breath: Improving Your Lung Health in the Era of COVID-19

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"The Evolution of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy"

November 7, 2016
8 am - 9 am Uris Auditorium
James D. Luketich, M.D.
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

New York Society for Thoracic Surgeons

O. Wayne Isom, MD, the Terry Allen Kramer Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, honored with a lifetime achievement award from the New York Society for Thoracic Surgeons.

Arash Salemi, MD, '97, Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, appointed president of the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery. He previously served as its vice president.

"Management of Thoracic Aortic Dissection"

September 26, 2016
8:00AM - 9:00AM Uris Auditorium
Joseph S. Coselli, M.D. Professor & Chief, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy

Breast cancer cells do not undergo a commonly accepted transformation in order to spread to distant organs such as the lungs, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have found in a new study. This discovery may settle a longstanding debate about how cancers spread, the investigators say, and may profoundly change the way many forms of the disease are treated.

Understanding Crosstalk in Tumor Microenvironment Could Lead to New Precision Medicine Approaches

Many patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have no identifiable mutations, and therefore their disease cannot be managed with targeted treatments. These patients often experience disease progression despite chemotherapy. However, a study led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College used a new approach to examine crosstalk between cancer cells and cells in the microenvironment in NSCLC. Instead of looking at the tumor as a whole, the researchers used deep sequencing of RNA to analyze individual cell populations isolated from NSCLC specimens, an approach that could someday lead to new treatments for patients with NSCLC.

Tumor Microenvironment - New York City (TME-NYC) First Annual Symposium

Tumor Microenvironment: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications

Thursday, March 14, 2013


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