Celebrating the Ultimate Gift of Life -- Through Organ Donation
In celebration of national Donate Life Month, Allegheny General Hospital's Transplant Program brought families of organ donors, living donors and transplant recipients together for a beautiful ceremony recognizing all of those who have bestowed the gift of life to another human being through organ donation. KDKA's David Crawley was there and put together a wonderful tribute these heroic individuals. Watch it here! Learn more about our services at: http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/tran...
Boston Globe: Study by West Penn Allegheny Surgeon Suggests Targeted Therapy May Prevent Esophageal Cancer in High Risk Population
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
For the millions of people throughout the world who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a new study published in the Annals of Surgery suggests that a targeted drug therapy may one day be the key to reducing their risk for esophageal cancer.
Led by Blair Jobe, MD, one of the nation's foremost esophageal disease experts and Director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS), the groundbreaking pre-clinical study is the first to demonstrate the potential of a targeted drug therapy for preventing esophageal cancer in a high risk population.
To read more, visit the Boston Globe website.