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Medical Breakthroughs features the newest medical advancements in the areas of oncology, cardiology, neurosciences, 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, neurosciences, orthopedics, and genetics featuring America’s leading physicians and medical researchers from Penn Medicine.
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    Updates in Uterine Factor Infertility: The Promise of Transplants

    Updates in Uterine Factor Infertility: The Promise of Transplants

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Kathleen E. O'Neill, MD, MTR

    Guest: Nawar Abdul Latif, MD, MPH, MSCE


    Patients with uterine factor infertility, or UFI, only had two options if they wanted to achieve parenthood: using a gestational carrier or adoption. Until now.
    Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to talk about the opportunities of uterine transplants and key information about the UNTIL trial are lead investigators Drs. Kathleen O’Neill and Nawar Latif from Penn Medicine.

    Expanding Options for the Management of Multiple Sclerosis

    Expanding Options for the Management of Multiple Sclerosis

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA


    Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss the latest research furthering our understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis is Dr. Amit Bar-Or, Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division and Director for the Center of Neuroinflammation and Neurotherapeutics at Penn Medicine. Could these recent findings finally help us solve some of the unanswered questions of multiple sclerosis?

    Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Inherited Cardiomyopathy

    Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Inherited Cardiomyopathy

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Anjali Owens, MD


    Without any targeted therapies available for inherited cardiomyopathy, how can we treat our patients coping with its debilitating symptoms? Here to share her diagnostic and management strategies along with key data from a recent study is Dr. Anjali Owens, Medical Director at the Center for Inherited Heart Disease at Penn Medicine.

    Catching Up on Current & Future Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

    Catching Up on Current & Future Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Ari Brooks, MD


    It’s not uncommon to encounter barriers when screening, diagnosing, and treating breast cancer, which is why clinical trials aim to combat those barriers. Here to share with us the designs and goals of some trials currently underway—and even those that are yet to come—is Dr. Ari Brooks, Director of the Integrated Breast Center and Chief of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital.

    Stopping Seizures: A New Treatment Approach for Epilepsy

    Stopping Seizures: A New Treatment Approach for Epilepsy

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Timothy Lucas, MD, PhD


    With the amount of treatment options available for epilepsy, how can clinicians ensure that they’re matching patients with the most appropriate option? Dr. Timothy Lucas, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the decision-making process along with the benefits and challenges of using the new laser ablation method to treat drug-resistant epilepsy.

    Upgrading Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

    Upgrading Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Emily F. Conant, MD


    While screening for breast cancer using digital mammography enables us to detect the cancer earlier when it’s more treatable, it also comes with the risk of false-positives, which cause unneeded fears, anxiety, and even costs to the healthcare system. Could digital breast tomosynthesis minimize that risk and improve cancer detection rates?
    Here to discuss this innovative breast imaging test with Dr. Jennifer Caudle is Dr. Emily Conant, Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Breast Imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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