Topic List : Cancer
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.
Computers trained in pathology
Automating the analysis of slides of lung cancer tissue samples increases the accuracy of tumor classification and patient prognoses, according to a new study.
A safer way for bone marrow transplants
Scientists have devised a way to destroy blood stem cells in mice without using chemotherapy or radiotherapy, both of which have toxic side effects.
Cancer institute earns comprehensive status
The designation is recognition of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education.
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.
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.
Swetter on choosing sunscreen
With summer just around the corner, a Stanford dermatologist discusses how to think about SPF labels, how to properly apply sunscreen, the differences between UVA and UVB radiation and more. what to consider when choosing a sunscreen and how to use it properly.