Happy 50th anniversary, heart transplant! Then, now and what the future holds

by Steven W. Boyce, MD, Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
December 28, 2017

In December 1967, a South African surgeon made history when he successfully transplanted the heart of a woman who died…

Immunotherapy: The future course of bladder cancer care

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
December 14, 2017

In the 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for bladder cancer called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy, or…

Treating bladder cancer: What patients need to know

by Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Director, Urologic Oncology
November 14, 2017

While bladder cancer doesn’t get as much press as colon or lung cancer, it’s the fourth-most common type of cancer…

Advances in radiation oncology changing treatment plans

by Pamela Randolph-Jackson, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation
October 17, 2017

In the United States, nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in…

Homing in on prostate cancer with fusion biopsy

by Daniel Marchalik, MD, Director, Ambulatory Urologic Surgery
October 05, 2017

Left Image: The target from an MRI is merged with an ultrasound image for targeting. Right Image: The biopsy locations are…

How surgery can improve the lives of patients with lymphedema

by David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery
October 03, 2017

There are many options available to patients for treating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a significant portion of patients will face the…