Georges C. Benjamin, MD, a highly regarded health administrator and former secretary of health for Maryland, will deliver the 22nd annual Homer G. Phillips Health Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the School of Medicine. Register to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Jeffrey Fletcher Moley, MD, a highly regarded professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home in Kirkwood. He was 64.
A new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers is being offered for the first time at Siteman Cancer Center. Newly approved by the FDA for types of advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults, the CAR-T cell therapy harnesses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.
Scientists at the School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with collaborators in Sri Lanka, have shown that a portable scanning device can measure limb enlargement and disfigurement faster and more easily in patients with elephantiasis.
For Ira Kodner, MD, emeritus professor of surgery, Frankenstein has many ethical lessons for young scientists, physicians and society at large.
Bin Cao, a Washington University postdoctoral researcher who studies how the placenta protects the fetus from infections such as Zika virus, has been named a 2017 Wunderkind by the national biomedical publication STAT News.
Washington University in St. Louis is participating in a major public-private partnership that aims to connect Forest Park to the Gateway Arch grounds. The Chouteau Greenway will connect neighborhoods, parks, large employers, transit and dozens of cultural and educational institutions.
A new study the School of Medicine shows that having a working copy of the gene TREM2 can reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease under certain conditions but worsen disease in others.
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, the S. Lee Kling Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named one of 23 fellows this year by the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Graham Colditz, MD, PhD, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named chair of a National Academies of Sciences workshop.