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Medical Breakthroughs from Penn Medicine

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Medical Breakthroughs features the newest medical advancements in the areas of oncology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and genetics featuring America's leading physicians and medical researchers from Penn Medicine.

Medical Breakthroughs features the newest medical advancements in the areas of oncology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and genetics featuring America's leading physicians and medical researchers from Penn Medicine.
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Medical Breakthroughs features the newest medical advancements in the areas of oncology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and genetics featuring America's leading physicians and medical researchers from Penn Medicine.

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Episodes

CAR-T Cell Therapy: A Breakthrough Treatment for Fighting Cancer

10/23/2017
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Robert Vonderheide, MD For years, the foundations of cancer treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy were utilized with the objective of weakening cancer. But over the past several years, immunotherapy – therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors - has emerged as a new tool for fighting cancer. In August 2017, one such treatment approach, called Chimeric Antigen Receptor or CAR T-cell Therapy,...

Duration: 00:11:00


Pancreatic Cancer: Associated Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Approaches

5/23/2017
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Major Kenneth Lee, IV, MD, PhD Though a relatively rare disease, pancreatic cancer remains at the forefront of clinical discussion due to its highly aggressive nature. Dr. Major Kenneth Lee, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn Medicine, estimates that pancreatic cancer will become the number 2 cause of cancer death by the year 2020. This projected rise in mortality is largely due to the need for better advancement in treatment options. Join host Dr....

Duration: 00:17:59


Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Current Screening Guidelines and Treatment Approaches

5/3/2017
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE In 2014, the CDC estimated a total of 2,194 cases of acute hepatitis across 40 states and estimates that 2.7-3.9 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C. Of every 100 persons affected by the disease, 75 to 85 will go on to develop chronic infection, 60 to 70 will go on to develop chronic liver disease, 5 to 20 will go on to develop cirrhosis over a period of 20–30 years, and 1 to 5 will die from the...

Duration: 00:17:00


Hot Topics in Breast Cancer Innovations

2/6/2017
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Ari Brooks, MD Guest: Brian Englander, MD Host Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Ari Brooks, Director of Endocrine and Oncology Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, and Dr. Brian Englander, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Pennsylvania Hospital. Drs. Brooks and Englander discuss the hot topics within breast cancer innovations. They touch upon the increase in involvement of...

Duration: 00:19:30


Curing Blindness: How Researchers are Utilizing Gene Therapy

1/5/2017
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD There are 39 million people worldwide who are in total blindness and another 246 million with very low vision. The most frequent forms of visual impairment are caused by problems that can be corrected. Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Jean Bennett, Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Bennett discusses her innovative...

Duration: 00:18:30


Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

8/1/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Joseph Berger, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA Multiple sclerosis is a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose early on. With no singular confirmatory tests yet available, physicians often become reluctant to identify MS in their patients, leading to years of diagnostic and treatment uncertainty. But new innovations are helping doctors establish earlier diagnoses and start more targeted treatments for MS patients. Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Joseph Berger,...

Duration: 00:23:29


4 Latest Advances in Epilepsy Treatment at Penn

7/18/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Kathryn Davis, MD, MTR Guest: Timothy Lucas, MD, PhD According to the epilepsy foundation, epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem in the U.S. – only migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease occur more frequently. The average incidence of epilepsy each year in the U. S is estimated at 150,000, or 48 for every 100,000 people. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle talks with Doctors Kathryn Davis and Timothy Lucas about advances in treatment for epilepsy...

Duration: 00:16:30


Groundbreaking Child Bilateral Hand Transplant

7/4/2016
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD For the first time, Penn Medicine surgeons were able to complete a bilateral hand transplant on a child. The surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto 8-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection. Host Dr. Shira Johnson sits down with Dr. Scott Levin, who led the surgical team and is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery...

Duration: 00:25:00


Who is at Risk for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)?

6/27/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: K. Akaya Smith, MD Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): Who is at greatest risk for developing it? What do practitioners need to know about diagnosing, treatment and the overall prognosis? Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Akaya Smith, Medical Director for Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith answers these questions, as well as, the Penn Center of Excellence for...

Duration: 00:10:29


PVC Ablation Procedures for Ventricular Tachycardia

6/13/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Francis Marchlinski, MD Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Francis E. Marchlinski, Richard T. and Angela Clark President's Distinguished Professor and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marchlinski will review the epidemiology of PVCs, the kinds of problems that PVCs can cause, and how these problems manifest as symptoms in patients. He will also review the effectiveness of catheter ablation as a current...

Duration: 00:14:59


Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS): What Physicians Need to Know

5/16/2016
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Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Deepak Sudheendra, MD, FSIR, RPVI Host Dr. Barry Mennen joins Dr. Deepak Sudheendra, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Surgery at the Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. Dr. Sudheendra will explain the difference between acute, subacute, and chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and their complications. He will also discuss the scope of post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and why it is so important to treat quickly...

Duration: 00:13:59


Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Revascularization for Clinical Limb Ischemia

5/9/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Timothy W.I. Clark, MD Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Timothy Clark, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and the Director of Interventional Radiology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Clark will review the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the U.S., the central risk factors, and how PAD is properly diagnosed and managed. He will also review advanced endovascular procedures for PAD and other therapies that make a...

Duration: 00:21:59


Addressing Breast Cancer's High Recurrence Rates: The Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence (TCE)

4/18/2016
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Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE Penn Medicine’s Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence (TCE), known as the 2-PREVENT TCE is led by Drs. Lewis Chodosh and Angela DeMichele. 2-PREVENT TCE aims to address one of the greatest challenges in breast cancer treatment: the high rate of relapse and late treatment effects among breast cancer survivors. Host Dr. Barry Mennen welcomes Dr. Angela DeMichele, the Alan and Jill Miller Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer...

Duration: 00:22:29


Complex Aortic Disease: Sussing Out a Silent Killer to Save Lives

4/4/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Nimesh Desai, MD Complex aortic diseases, feared by clinicians and the general public alike, are often labeled "silent killers" due to their unnerving pattern for developing insideously prior to presenting as acute crises. Even more concerning, the symptoms of aortic diseases are typically vague and difficult to diagnose without a high degree of clinical suspicion. For these reasons, the speed of diagnosis and treatment can determine whether patients live...

Duration: 00:07:00


The Science of Making Tumors Glow: Innovations from the Center for Precision Surgery

3/24/2016
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Sunil Singhal, MD The clinical ramifications for adding special flourescent features to tumors at various stages of malignancy and penetration are enormous. But how do surgical, oncologic, and radiological specialists create these glowing tumors, what impacts do such markers have on clinical care, and which patient populations benefit most from this approach? Host Dr. Ashira Johnson welcomes Dr. Sunil Singhal, Director of the Thoracic Surgery Research...

Duration: 00:09:00


Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinical Priorities from Detection to Liver Transplantation

3/18/2016
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Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Maarouf Hoteit, MD Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the top ten causes of cancer death in the United States, and is the most rapidly increasing cause of cancer death in men. What's more, incidence rates are on the rise. For these reasons, understanding the nuances of early liver cancer detection, and treating underlying liver diseases prior to cancer development, have been more urgently needed. Joining Dr. Barry Mennen to discuss diagnostic, medical, and...

Duration: 00:21:00


How The Tommy John Surgery Revolutionized Elbow Injury Rehabilitation

2/22/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. G. Russell Huffman, Associate Professor and Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Huffman provides an overview of the various types of elbow injuries, treatment options for athletes at all levels, and special considerations for those who require surgery. Dr. Huffman focuses in particular on updated techniques in ulnar collateral ligament...

Duration: 00:17:29


The Nuts & Bolts of Treating Articular Cartilage Defects

2/1/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: James L. Carey, MD, MPH What happens when articular cartilage is damaged? And what are the differences between focal cartilage defects and arthritis? Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss current mechanistic understandings of articular cartilage is Dr. James Carey, Director of the Penn Center for Cartilage Repair and Osteochodritis Dissecans Treatment; and, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine

Duration: 00:10:00


Orthopaedic Trauma: Healing Bones & Restoring Function

1/18/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Samir Mehta, MD Patients of all ages can be affected by a traumatic injury. These injuries can be complex to treat and may involve multiple parts of the body. And, in traumatic situations, decisions need to be made quickly. Host Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes Dr. Samir Mehta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine; and, Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Service at the University...

Duration: 00:17:00


The Path to Lung Transplantation: Roles of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

1/11/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Christian A. Bermudez, MD Christian A. Bermudez, MD is the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation and ECMO, Director of Thoracic Transplantation, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bermudez discusses current technologies used in lung transplantation, including mechanical support as a bridge to oxygenation during the procedures themselves. He also reviews the role of Extracorporeal Membrane...

Duration: 00:14:29

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