Lung cancer patient back from the brink
Eight years after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, whose treatment led to other health complications, Ginger Powell is cancer-free. “Being cared for at Stanford gives me so much hope,” she said.
Improving cancer care in Nigeria
Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.
Working to restore sight
Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.
Now seizure-free, Gracin gets her words back
A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.
Tracking cancer growth
Cancer research that once involved years of painstaking work can now happen in months with a novel technique for studying cancer-related genes. The results reveal how combinations of mutations influence tumor growth.
Complex nature of concussions
Concussion is a major public health problem, but not much is known about the impacts that cause concussion or how to prevent them. A new study suggests that the problem is more complicated than previously thought.
Tough transplant cases? Hospital up to the task
Dane Conrads, now almost 4, was “desperately ill” when he received his liver transplant in 2014. Last year, he also benefited from one of the most complicated kidney transplants ever performed at Packard Children’s Hospital.
Integrated strategic plan unveiled at town hall
More than 400 faculty, staff and students assembled March 23 to hear Stanford Medicine leaders lay out the principles of an integrated strategic plan aimed at aligning the goals and priorities of the medical school and hospitals.
Taubes commit $20 million to children’s hospital
The new hospital’s south pavilion will be named in honor of Bay Area philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube.
Physicians discuss gun violence
Gun violence is a public-health problem that physicians may be able to help alleviate by conducting research and educating patients about gun safety, said experts at a recent teach-in on campus.
CEO of Packard Children’s to retire
Christopher Dawes, who oversaw the development of Stanford Medicine’s pediatric health network and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, announced his retirement on March 20.
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