Department of Surgery News Archive

Treatment target pinpointed for liver cancer in young adults

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 3, 2019 New findings show how a genetically aberrant, fused protein promotes a rare form of liver cancer in adolescents and young adults. The researchers also saw that a certain mix of drugs could target the fused protein and the enzymes that it recruits.  In the lab, this drug…

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Dr. Benjamin Anderson Honored with WGHA Pioneers of Global Health Award

Monday, June 30, 2019   In June 2019, The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) awarded Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Professor, Division of General Surgery, Breast Health Global Initiative, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pioneers Award for Impact. “The 2019 Pioneers awardees are bold, compassionate, creative, and persistent in their work to improve…

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UW researchers unite to salvage their work after radiation leak shuts down their labs

  The Stranger | by Timothy Kenney | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 On the morning of Friday, May 3, Dr. Dirk Keene woke up in Atlanta to an automated alert message from the University of Washington. A radiation leak had been detected at the Harborview Research & Training (R&T) building in Seattle, the same building…

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Dr. Douglas Wood presented with WTSA David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award

Friday, June 28, 2019 Dr. Douglas Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, was presented with Western Thoracic Surgical Association’s (WTSA) David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award. To date, this award has been given out 13 times in the 45 year history of WTSA. This award is presented to members of the association in…

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