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Department of Surgery Archives

Study reveals how gastric cancer forms, suggests preventive treatment

Jun. 23, 2022—Eunyoung Choi, PhD, assistant professor of Surgery, and colleagues identified for the first time that Trop2+/CD133+/CD166+ dysplastic stem cells are a key source of clonal evolution of dysplasia to multiple types of gastric cancer.

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Vanderbilt Women in Surgery

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt Women in Surgery, a local chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons, met recently and welcomed guest speaker Sherry Wren, MD, vice chair of Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, director of Global Surgery at the Center for Innovation and Global Health.

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VUMC’s Solórzano elected president-elect of AAES

Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt's Carmen Solórzano, MD, has been elected president-elect of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

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Choi, Short receive AGA Research Foundation Awards

Jun. 2, 2022—Two Vanderbilt researchers have received awards from the AGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Gastroenterological Association.

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Molecular ‘switch’ may illuminate stomach disorders

May. 19, 2022—An international team that included researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has discovered a molecular switch that induces rapid proliferation of zymogen granule-secreting chief cells in the stomach to regenerate damaged tissue.

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ECMO fellowship program provides lifesaving training

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's extracorporeal life support fellowship gives new doctors two years of hands-on experience with a lifesaving critical care tool, one that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Patient’s donation triggers chain of kidney transplants

Feb. 17, 2022—Mary Marlowe couldn’t have known it at the time, but her decision in January 2021 to give a kidney to a total stranger would set off a chain reaction that would result in four people getting kidneys in one week in September 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Multicenter team seeks to create at-home artificial lung system

Feb. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a multi-institutional teem seeking to create an artificial lung system that patients with incurable lung disease can use at home.

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Diverticulitis surgery: guidelines needed

Feb. 10, 2022—Surgical removal of the colon for recurrent diverticulosis varies by geographic region and is associated with surgeon and hospital factors; stronger national guidelines are needed, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Team seeks to rehab damaged donor livers for transplant

Jan. 26, 2022—A Vanderbilt team is studying whether injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host.

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Bariatric surgery gave LVAD patient second chance at life

Jan. 13, 2022—Veronica Llamas-Barajas is the first LVAD patient at Vanderbilt to undergo bariatric surgery.

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Immune landscape in adrenal cancer

Dec. 14, 2021—The profile of immune-related gene expression and tumor-infiltrating immune cells in adrenocortical cancer suggests targets for new treatment strategies.

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