Prostate cancer diagnosis: are there better options than a simple PSA test?

Summus-affiliated physician discusses the latest developments in prostate cancer diagnosis

By Dennis Purcell | October 20, 2017

Summus-affiliated physician Dr. David Penson, Chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt, was recently featured in an LA Times article discussing the diagnosis of prostate cancer. In the article, Dr. Penson discusses improvements over simple PSA tests. Read the full article from the LA Times here.

Thoughts from our Medical Director: Keeping an Intelligent Medicine Cabinet

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | October 18, 2017

Many people, having become familiar with their own healthcare needs and nuances, have seemingly become their own amateur healthcare professional. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies and old prescriptions are kept organized in medicine chests, creating an impromptu apothecary. Everything from monthly headaches to recurrent sinus infections and conjunctivitis are cut off at the pass by savvy former […]

Dr. Linda Liau named neurosurgery department chair at UCLA

By Dennis Purcell | October 2, 2017

Summus congratulates Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, who has been named UCLA’s neurosurgery academic department chair. Dr. Liau, a member of Summus’ physician network, is only the second woman to ever serve as chair of an academic neurosurgery department in the U.S. Read more about Dr. Liau’s accomplishments here.

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