Department of Surgery News Archive

Scientists Prod Immune Cells to Attack Pancreatic Cancer

UW Medicine | Newsroom | April 2, 2019 Results challenge the view that immunotherapies are unlikely to be effective against this deadly cancer, the researchers say. It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson…

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A Day in the Life of a Trauma Surgeon

UW Medicine | The Huddle | March 14, 2019 Harborview is the only Level 1 Trauma Center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Dr. Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma, walks you through a usual day in the Emergency Department.

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Younger adults’ colon cancer often found at late stages

UW Medicine | Newsroom | March 4, 2019 People who receive a diagnosis of colon cancer before age 50 are more likely to be have a later stage of the disease, compared with older patients, according to a preview of study findings presented by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The findings will be formally presented March 29-April 3, 2019, at…

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Dr. Robert Sweet Receives Seattle Business Magazine’s Leader in Health Care Award

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Dr. Robert Sweet, Professor of Urology and Medical Director for the UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital, Executive Director for the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) and the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technology (CREST), was awarded the Leaders in Health Care Awards by Seattle Business magazine to “honor…

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