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    Kill Kancer Benefit Concert

    A benefit concert to launch Kill Kancer and its website will be held at the Cedar Cultural Center on April 18, with doors opening at 6:00p.m. The show will begin at 7:00pm, tickets are $25 and all ages are welcome.

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    Come to PWB 11-157 on April 22nd for the 4th Annual Arnold S. Leonard Pediatric Surgery Lecture Series

    Marleta Reynolds, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will be presenting 'The Other B-Word: "Bossy" Surgeon'.

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    First Breathing Lung Transplant Performed in Midwest

    The double-lung procedure led by Gabriel Loor, M.D., assistant professor in the Medical School’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was performed in the last week at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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Upcoming Events     

April 18th at 7pm:

Kill Kancer Benefit Concert

Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN

Concert Information

April 22nd:

4th Annual Arnold S. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Surgery

The Other B-Word: 'Bossy' Surgeon

Presentation by Marleta Reynolds, M.D.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Lydia J. Fredrickson Professorship in Pediatric Surgery
Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

April 9th, 2014

Dr. Tuttle offers his insights in the NPR article, "Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy"

'In his practice, Tuttle sees the lumpectomy vs. mastectomy debate play out every day.

"A woman comes and she has a small breast cancer. Before I can even examine her, she'll say, 'I've already decided I want a double mastectomy,' " Tuttle told Shots.
He tells women that mastectomy takes four to six hours, compared with an hour for a lumpectomy. That the complication rate is low from lumpectomy and "moderate to high" for mastectomy. And that in many cases, with lumpectomy plus radiation, "there is absolutely no difference in survival for women who do not have hereditary breast cancer." '

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March 25th, 2014

Dr. Rothenberger quoted in New York Times article, "The Dreaded Turning-50 Test"

"But Dr. David A. Rothenberger, chairman of the department of surgery at the University of Minnesota, had concerns about the DNA test finding only 42 percent of polyps. The great advantage of colonoscopy, he said, was its ability to prevent cancer entirely by finding these growths so that they could be removed."

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March 24th, 2014

Dr. Rose Kelly interviewed in KARE-11 story on successful treatment of rare pneumonia

'The University of Minnesota has a heart lung machine, called an ECMO, which stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. It essentially acted Smith's lungs and bought her more time as doctors placed her on a waiting list for a double lung transplant.

"She was a recipient of a new style of support that has just come into our medical community," said Dr. Rose Kelly, a cardiothoracic surgeon and co-director of the U of M's lung transplant program. "It saved her. I swear two years ago we wouldn't have had the technology or ability and she wouldn't have made it."

A donor match came just two days after Smith was placed on the list.

"Two days," said her mother. "Now tell me if that's not a miracle. The surgery itself went so smoothly. It was like God orchestrating everything." '

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