Connecticut Magazine recognizes Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians as 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 77 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven physicians and surgeons to its 2018 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine's April issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 779 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.
Two months after cancer surgery, Baker's Gonsioroski ready for football
Knowing the gravity and complexity of Luke’s surgery, Dr. Alexander Kraev of the Billings Clinic made a recommendation to the family to have Dr. Frank Detterback, the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Yale University and Associated Director of the Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Conn., do the procedure. “The Lord gave us the best guy in the world,” said Katina. “Kraev was his understudy. He recommended us to his mentor.” Luke and his family left for Yale on June 8.Source: Billings Gazzette
Meriano's Cannoli Truck: A Family's Sweet Mission
Heartened by the care their patriarch received from Yale-New Haven's Smilow Cancer Center, and specifically thoracic surgeon Dr. Daniel Boffa, the Merianos vowed to donate a percentage of sales from the truck to the hospital's Thoracic Oncology Program Fund.Source: CTNow.com
Concurrent Chemoradiation Treatment at High-Volume Facilities Improves Survival for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Patients treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CCRT) for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have longer overall survival when treated by highly experienced facilities, whether or not they are academic or community cancer centers.Source: IASLC
For some lung cancer patients, surgery may yield better long-term results
Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco.
The benefits of annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening, done in a structured program similar to the National Lung Screening Trial, clearly outweigh the risks of radiation exposure.
A multi-society, comprehensive, systematic review concluded that screening 10,000 individuals at elevated risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT will prevent approximately 30 lung cancer deaths but cause approximately three radiation-induced cancers, typically 10 to 20 years later.
An Interview with John Elefteriades, MD
In this interview, Dr. John A. Elefteriades, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, discusses the the molecular mechanisms of aortic aneurysm, how to recognize aortic dissection, and the upcoming "Summit on Acute Aortic Disease: Lux Et Veritas."Source: the Heart Surgery Forum
Development and Validation of the Psychiatric Inpatient Experience (PIX) Survey: A Novel Measure of Patient Experience Quality Improvement
David Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, recently published a paper about a new survey he created alongside colleagues Todd Barnes and Cynthia Bautista to measure patient experience for inpatient psychiatry. The measure itself is part of a larger project of patient experience measures within Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.Source: Journal of Patient Experience