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  • Cancer’s new paradigm

    Cancer cells can be as cooperative as a flock of birds, making individual decisions yet somehow acting in unison. A Stanford researcher is using this insight to make a computer model of cancer.

  • Stanford, Google team up on health data

    Stanford Medicine will use the power, security and scale of Google Cloud Platform to support precision health and more efficient patient care.

  • Tackling China’s rising chronic disease burden

    A graduate seminar in Beijing brought together students from Stanford and China to consider solutions to China’s growing problems of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

  • A lifesaving needle

    In Madagascar, S.V. Mahadevan taught health-care workers how to insert a special needle into bone to gain access to the circulatory system. The technique was used to successfully treat a 2-month-old on the island with a life-threatening infection.

  • Five years of life with heart pump

    Edgar Arredondo has lived with a ventricular assist device for longer than any other patient being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

  • Neuroscience summer camp for teens

    High school students from around the country learned about topics ranging from the neuropsychiatry of HIV to molecular genetics, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, hoarding and virtual-reality therapeutics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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