Innovations

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…

Outpatient hip or knee joint replacement: Healthier, faster and more effective

by The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
August 28, 2018

Increasingly younger patients are seeking partial or total hip or knee joint replacement—people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who…

Triple-negative breast cancer: Who should get tested for their genetic risk?

by Christopher Gallagher, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Services
August 24, 2018

Triple-negative breast cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. It grows aggressively, and it lacks the three most common markers (estrogen…