Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver announced last year that Warren Kortz, a general surgeon on the medical staff, was the first in the Rocky Mountain region to use a technique known as robotic surgery to remove gall bladders through one incision in the belly button.
Adding a white-blood cell boosting treatment from Sanofi to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s melanoma drug Yervoy helped patients with advanced skin cancer live longer and lessened side effects, a study found.
Scientists from research and health- care groups including Harvard University and the U.S. National Institutes of Health are trying to create a way to standardize and share genetic information before the DNA-scanning field develops into a balkanized mess.
Muriel Siebert, whose success as one of Wall Street’s early, influential female analysts earned her the contacts and nest egg to become the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died. She was 84.
Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University are among six institutions sharing a $540 million grant for cancer research from funds established by late real estate magnate Daniel K. Ludwig.
Justin Nunez, a former Columbia University football player in his second year at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., earned the unofficial title of Wall Street’s best athlete by winning a charity decathlon held at his alma mater.