Hope for lymphedema treatment
Stanford engineers and doctors collaborated with industry to design a possible new treatment for lymphedema, which often affects cancer patients whose lymph nodes become blocked.
Creating ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.
Owens on colorectal cancer screening
The health policy expert answered questions about the guidelines he co-authored that strongly recommend adults ages 50 to 75 be screened for colon cancer.
Using Mohs surgery for melanoma
This spring Stanford Health Care began using the Mohs technique for melanoma in situ, which is less expensive than the traditional surgical approach, creates a smaller wound and reduces the cancer’s rate of recurrence.
The power of CPR
Sofia Montoya, 8, survived cardiac arrest because a staff member at her school and first responders gave her CPR after she collapsed on the school’s playground.