Skip Navigation
Search Menu
News and Publications
View All Publications
News from the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery

Surgery Spring 2018

View Issues Archive

Surgery Spring 2018

Turning the Immune System on Pancreatic Cancer

A cancer vaccine developed at Johns Hopkins appears to open the door for checkpoint inhibitors and other types of immunotherapies.

Surgery Spring 2018

Bloodless Medicine Proves Successful

The approaches not only reduce blood loss but also speed recovery, minimize infection and reduce the length of hospital stays.

Surgery Spring 2018

New Faculty and Appointment

Five surgeons recently joined Johns Hopkins, and Bashar Safar has been appointed chief of colorectal surgery.

Surgery Spring 2018

New Lung Allocation Policy Could Affect Transplant Outcomes

Although there is broader sharing of the organs, people with a higher lung allocation score tend to be very sick going into a transplant.

Surgery Spring 2018

Personalized Risk Calculators Could Improve Clinical Decisions

A study on colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver suggests that the contributions of various risk factors change dramatically over time.

Surgery Spring 2018

Expanding the Kidney Donor Pool with Hepatitis C-Positive Donors

In a study of 10 virus-free patients who received hepatitis C-infected kidneys, none have developed clinical signs of chronic hepatitis C infection.