• About Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS

    Dr. Walter Scott is a surgical oncologist and serves as Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He holds the Gloria and Edmund M. Dunn Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology.


    Has the time come to screen all high risk patients for lung cancer?

    by  • July 31, 2013 • Cancer Screening, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancer

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has produced draft recommendations that for the first time support screening high risk patients for lung cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. (Read entire article in the New York Times.)  This is important because access to the screening test –...

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    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A Better Surgical Option for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

    by  • April 26, 2013 • Surgery, Thoracic Cancer

    In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimated the annual number of new esophageal cancers at 17,460. Surgical resection with radical lymph node dissection, usually performed after a patient receives either preoperative chemotherapy or chemoradiation, is regarded as the only curative option for resectable esophageal cancer. Surgical removal of the esophagus and reconstruction of the...

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