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.
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.
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.
Medicine X Week is Sept. 12-18
This year’s conference will offer opportunities for participants to hone the skills needed to implement new ideas for health-care change in their communities.
Video wins top award
The film, which depicts a young neurosurgeon contemplating his impending death, received a Gold Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Freeman to join School of Medicine leadership
Former director/CEO of VA Palo Alto Health Care System to be senior advisor for clinical affairs at the School of Medicine.
School celebrates excellent work
Stanford Medicine faculty, staff, residents and a student were honored at the medical school’s 2016 commencement.
Conversations in Global Health: Nancy Snyderman
Speaking recently at Stanford's Conversations in Global Health seminar, Nancy Snyderman shared what it was like to be both a physician and journalist reporting from war zones, refugee camps and amidst major public health crises – and how to decide when to wear which hat.
Scientist tells grads to persevere
Peter Kim, the medical school’s keynote speaker at this year’s diploma ceremony, recounted the failure he and fellow scientists faced in trying to create an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine.
Assisted suicide supported across ethnicities
A survey regarding attitudes toward physician-assisted death was published June 9 — the day that the practice took effect in California.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.