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BY Jacqueline Mason

Here are seven things cancer patients should know about coronaviruses, including the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in Hubei province, China.

What is a coronavirus?

Human coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are found throughout the world. There are seven known types. Four of those types (229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1) cause only mild or moderate upper-respiratory illness, such...

Rendering of coronavirus, COVID-19

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our Pedro Ramirez, M.D., caused a stir at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual meeting in March when he reported unexpected findings...

BY Jacqueline Mason

It was the real-life scenario physicians and pharmacists had feared.

A woman entered the ICU with a high fever and low white blood...

BY Jacqueline Mason

The first time Anthony Palmer assisted on an intradural spinal tumor surgery, the spinal nerves looked like fiber-optic cables, he thought. The delicate operation went against everything he had been taught about spinal surgeries. He had supported surgeons performing procedures to stabilize the spinal column in the past, but the procedures never involved touching the spinal cord itself. The risk of cord or nerve damage was too high.

Cancerwise blog post: surgical technologists, surgery

BY Jacqueline Mason

Jeffrey Wefel, Ph.D., started out as a professional soccer player. But after an injury, he went on to study injuries of the brain, inspired...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our doctors are dreamers. They dream of conquering cancer and adding meaningful years to our patients' lives. Our Investigational Pharmacy...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Infections can be dangerous to a cancer patient coming out of surgery or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. So can the spread of infections...

BY Jacqueline Mason

When he's not in scrubs, Thomas Rahlfs, M.D., is apt to be wearing a Japanese hakama with a traditional katana at his side, reminiscent of...

BY Jacqueline Mason

History buff is just one way to describe Stephen Swisher, M.D. He's also a husband and father of two, head of our Surgery division, an honored...

BY Jacqueline Mason

If you've been in the dark about advances in cancer surgery, look no further than the emerging field of minimally invasive operations aided...