Dr. Donald Morton recently passed away. As a cancer surgeon, he pioneered the treatment called SENTINAL NODE BIOPSY.
This simple and effective therapy for identifying lymph node involvement in cancer (or lack of involvement) led to more limited surgeries for cancer, more specific treatment protocols, and improved patient outcomes for many cancers.
It is a technique so widely used and adapted that it is difficult to imagine modern medicine without it, as I have hundreds of patients who have had this technique used in their treatment during my career.
Once again, this also emphasizes the amazing contributions from UCLA Medical Center and highlights the excellence in medical care that is merely an hours flight away from all of us in Phoenix.