News Archive from July 2010
July 30, 2010
Physicians, scientists and research professionals at Thomas Jefferson University have created the Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (JCCCR) in an effort to foster and promote excellence in clinical research. The enterprise will develop, initiate and participate in advanced clinical research funded by industry, nonprofit organizations and the US government. The JCCCR is an Academic Research Organization, a new organizational model allowing the coordination of research not just at the home academic medical institution, but with other partner organizations as well.
July 29, 2010
Pancreas surgery specialist Charles J. Yeo, M.D., Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and Co-Director of the Pancreatic, Biliary Tract and Related Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, recently performed his 1,000th Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy). Only one other surgeon in the United States has reached this milestone for this procedure. That surgeon is John Cameron, M.D., Professor, Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
July 28, 2010
Physicians at Thomas Jefferson University’s Digestive Disease Institute are offering a pair of new pill capsule tests to help better diagnose and treat digestive tract disorders. While diagnosing and treating current patient’s illnesses are the most important aspect of these new capsule-based tests the physicians also hope to advance the technology far enough that one day the possibility of a pill capsule that can photograph and evaluate the function of the entire gastrointestinal tract will be possible.
July 15, 2010
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has again been ranked as the top hospital in Philadelphia for orthopaedics and rehabilitation medicine by U.S.News & World Report in their 2010 Best Hospitals survey. This ranking translates into the 13th best hospital in the nation for orthopaedic surgery and the 12th best in the U.S. for rehabilitation medicine.
Featured in the Media
Featured July 14, 2010
An ongoing clinical trial being conducted at Jefferson is testing whether high doses of vitamin C given through an IV can stop cancer cells from growing in patients who have advanced pancreatic cancer or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Monti of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine who is behind the study, talks about the treatment to NBC 10.
Featured July 12, 2010
In the June 2010 edition of The Greater Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Working Group newsletter, Dr. Adam Dicker and Dr. Leonard Gomella are featured.