Treating rare blood cancers
Patients with a group of cancers known as advanced systemic mastocytosis have few treatment options. A drug called midostaurin showed promise in an international clinical trial led by a Stanford physician.
Leonard appointed chair of pediatrics
The clinical research expert will lead the Department of Pediatrics and serve as physician-in-chief of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.
BPA’s link to canned food
New Stanford research resolves the debate on the link between canned food and exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical known as Bisphenol A, or BPA.
Early-career epilepsy grants announced
Juliet Knowles, Megan Wyeth and Christopher Makinson awarded American Epilepsy Society grants.
Tracking child nutrition in Guatemala
A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that could help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.
Creating ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide an effective way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply.
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.
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