Of the many topics covered at The Annual Meeting of The American College of Surgeons, in San Francisco, CA, I found the following most interesting. Many of the links below provide video interviews with the presenter.
- Targeting the Genetic and Metabolic Basis of Cancer. Marston Linehan, MD, Bethesda, MD NL01 Lecture outlined two-pronged approach to defeating kidney cancer
- Evolution in Lung Cancer Care: From Scalpels to Molecules. Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY. http://www2.facs.org/clincon2014/news/nl02.html
- The Human Lung: A Self-Renewing Organ Piero Anversa, MD, FAHA, CCNS, Boston, MA NL04 Mouse models show that human lung stem cells could renew lungs
- Surgical Care in Global Health Agenda Meena Nathan Cherian, MD, Geneva, Switzerland NL09 Better access to surgery gaining recognition as a global health goal
- Challenge, Convergence, Complexity and Change in Cancer Care: Are We Ready? Carolyn C. Compton, MD, PhD, FCAP, Tempe, AZ NL11 A “wily beast,” cancer can be defeated by two modern advances