Innovations

How Oncoplastic Surgery Gives Women More Natural Breasts After Cancer

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 30, 2018

Surgery is the gold-standard breast cancer treatment, but some techniques leave women flat-chested or with lopsided breasts. Today, many women…

Better Imaging, Better Neurosurgery: The Airo Portable CT Scanner

by Edward Fiore Aulisi, MD, Chairman, Neurosurgery and Medical Director, MedStar Pituitary Center
October 25, 2018

“Measure twice, cut once.” It’s a simple expression that reminds us to be precise, and it applies in many situations—even…

DCIS breast cancer: Not every woman needs surgery

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 09, 2018

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is confined to the milk ducts of…

How we use PET-CT scans to find more cancer faster than ever

by Carlos Alberto Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
September 25, 2018

PET-CT  (positron emission tomography and computed tomography) often is referred to as the gold standard of cancer imaging. This tool…

From surgery to radioactive iodine and beyond: Hope for patients with thyroid cancer

by Sarika N. Rao, DO, Oncologic Endocrinologist
September 18, 2018

Most patients respond well to standard therapies for thyroid cancer. The five-year survival rate is more than 98 percent, and…

Why I stand behind digital rectal exams for prostate cancer screening

by Ross Krasnow, MD, Urologic Oncologist
September 04, 2018

“You want to put your finger where? Why? Do you really need to do that?” I’ve heard many men say…