News Archive from October 2012
October 31, 2012
According to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers, implementing measures to ensure radiation therapy protocols are followed not only decreases deviations, but it can also improve overall survival in cancer patients.
October 24, 2012
Researchers at Jefferson have shown that combining distal protection devices with the prophylactic use of the drug nicardipine is more effective at preventing life-threatening complications following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (angioplasty, stenting) on patients who have undergone previous bypass surgery than distal protection devices alone.
October 19, 2012
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital welcomes Allen F. Champion, D.D.S., Shachika Khanna, B.D.S, D.M.D, and Ryan Nathaniel Dobbs, D.D.S., M.D., to its Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Clinical Instructors.
October 12, 2012
For the seventh year, the Philadelphia Eagles, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and their fans are teaming up for the fight against breast cancer with the annual Tackling Breast Cancer (TBC) campaign.
October 10, 2012
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have shown that age 45 is no longer a useful predictor of negative outcomes in the staging of papillary thyroid cancer patients.
Featured in the Media
Featured October 23, 2012
Dr. Gordon Schwartz, director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center, talks about the impact of breast cancer on sexual intimacy in a special Jewish Exponent story.
Featured October 22, 2012
It is common for the taste buds of patients undergoing cancer treatment to become very dull and for food to leave a metallic taste.
Featured October 19, 2012
A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer cites the research of Jefferson experts, Dr. Renato Iozzo and Dr. Agnieszka Witkiewicz.
Featured October 17, 2012
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Nicholas Cavarocchi is using a new device called the ImaCore hTEE probe, which allows physicians to monitor patients' complete cardiac function at the bedside.
Featured October 15, 2012
Recent study, led by Dr. Ethan Halpern, on contrast-enhanced ultrasound to better detect prostate cancer is covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW Newsradio, HemOnc Today and Urology Times.
Featured October 08, 2012
A number of Jefferson programs and procedures are featured in the fall issue of Inside Magazine, a quarterly insert of the Jewish Exponent.
Featured October 01, 2012
Dr. Yeo is interviewed by multiple outlets about her study on the benefits of pancreatic cancer patients taking part in a post-surgery walking program.