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Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Surgeons Demonstrate Innovative Liver Surgery Technique

Boston, MA – On November 16, at 4:30 p.m. E.T., leading gastrointestinal surgeons from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center will webcast a live hepatectomy with radiofrequency resection procedure.

Hepatectomy, a surgical procedure used to remove sections of the liver, is an effective form of treatment for both primary liver tumors and liver tumors derived from colorectal cancer and other cancers that have spread to the liver. For this webcast, Surgeon Richard S. Swanson, MD, Surgeon in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, will demonstrate an innovative technique using radiofrequency – or heat – to minimize bleeding during this procedure. Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Surgeon in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will narrate during the procedure and respond to email questions from viewers.

“This webcast is a valuable educational resource for both doctors and patients and allows for an interactive exchange of questions, ideas, and opinions,” said Dr. Swanson.

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a 747-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery network. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. The BWH medical preeminence dates back to 1832 and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, dedication to educating and training health care professionals, and strength in biomedical research. With $370M in funding and more than 500 research scientists, BWH is an acclaimed leader in clinical, basic and epidemiological investigation - including the landmark Nurses Health Study, Physicians Health Studies, and the Women’s Health Initiative. For more information about BWH, please visit: www.brighamandwomens.org.

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