Two anti-cancer antibodies have a much stronger effect against pediatric nerve-cell and bone cancers in mice than either one alone, researchers have discovered.
Major grant renewal for Stanford Cancer Institute
The Stanford Cancer Institute is one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, which must meet rigorous standards for improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Hematologist Steven Coutre dies
Steven Coutre was known for his research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his humility and his love of traveling and family.
Study: COVID-19 vaccine effective in cancer patients
The Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines prevented COVID-19 infection in cancer patients, particularly in those whose treatment concluded more than six months before vaccination, say researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the VA.
New immunotherapy targets tumors
Stanford researchers have developed a synthetic, tumor-targeting molecule that promotes immune activation and tumor regression in laboratory mice after it’s injected into their bloodstreams.
$12 million for stem cell trial
Stanford researcher Maria Grazia Roncarolo has been awarded $12 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a trial aimed at improving the outcomes of stem cell transplants in children and young adults with blood cancers.
Identifying new types of cancer cells
EcoTyper is an algorithm that can sort out cell “ecotypes” — distinct multicellular communities — that exist in many different kinds of cancer.
Breast cancer mutations don’t lower survival rates
Newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer patients who carry common cancer-associated mutations have similar or better short-term survival rates than those with no mutations, researchers report.
Neurosurgeon gives teen his life back
After years of practicing surgery techniques in a part of the brain known as a “no man’s land,” Juan Fernandez-Miranda was able to remove a complex pituitary gland tumor from a Lebanese teenager.
Robot aids cancer surgery
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare physician performs surgery on a cancer patient with the help of a da Vinci robotic system. The technology eases patients’ recovery and offers surgeons a clear view of the procedure.
Study reveals immune therapy’s challenge
CAR-T cell therapy works for many types of blood cancers, but more than half of patients relapse. A Stanford study provides a clue as to why.
Major award for childhood cancer research
The team, composed of researchers at nine academic institutions, has published more than 100 papers and treated nearly 1,000 children with cancer in early-phase clinical trials.
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