Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
March 14, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 5
The powerhouse behind Stanford’s global cancer effort

The powerhouse behind Stanford’s global cancer effort

Ami Bhatt is mobilizing Stanford experts to fight the growing threat of cancer in the developing world.

 
 
Glucose-guzzling immune cells may drive coronary artery disease
 

Glucose-guzzling immune cells may drive coronary artery disease

Excessive glucose uptake by inflammatory immune cells called macrophages, which reside in arterial plaques, may be behind coronary artery disease.

 
Vitamin D deficiency contributes to spread of breast cancer in mice
 

Vitamin D deficiency contributes to spread of breast cancer in mice

Researchers have found evidence that vitamin D suppresses the expression of a gene known to accelerate the growth of breast cancer.

 
Protein increases signals that protect cancer cells
 

Protein increases signals that protect cancer cells

Researchers have identified a link between the expression of a cancer-related gene and cell-surface molecules that protect tumors from the immune system.

 
Stanford-led study underscores huge gap between rich, poor in global surgery
 

Stanford-led study underscores huge gap between rich, poor in global surgery

New research provides the most up-to-date and accurate estimates of the number of surgical procedures performed each year in 194 countries.

 
Harry Oberhelman, longtime Stanford surgeon known for wisdom, kindness, dies at 92
 

Harry Oberhelman, longtime Stanford surgeon known for wisdom, kindness, dies at 92

Oberhelman, who trained more than 160 surgical residents and served as chief of general surgery for decades, died Feb. 10.

 
Nephrologist Robert Swenson, who helped early kidney-transplant patients, dies at 82
 

Nephrologist Robert Swenson, who helped early kidney-transplant patients, dies at 82

Swenson, a leader in the nephrology division at Stanford for decades, administered dialysis to some of the earliest patients awaiting kidney transplants.

 
5 Questions: Bruce Reitz recalls first successful heart-lung transplant

5 Questions: Bruce Reitz recalls first successful heart-lung transplant

The surgeon who led the team that performed the first successful heart-lung transplant 35 years ago discusses his recollections of the patient and the operation.

 
Tumor samples, packaged with gratitude, shipped to pathologist

Tumor samples, packaged with gratitude, shipped to pathologist

Over the last 12 years, Eduardo Zambrano has received as many as 1,000 tumor samples sent by pediatric oncologists in Latin American countries who treat poor, young cancer patients.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Paul Bollyky, Aya Kamaya and others.


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