Topic List : Cancer
Researchers find mutations that contribute to rare blood cancer
Mutations in immune cells prevented their natural death in roughly half of the cell samples from patients with the incurable cancer, and suggest drug targets for the disease.
Researchers link HIV susceptibility to little-understood immune cell class
High levels of diversity among immune cells called natural killer cells may strongly predispose people to infection by HIV, and may be driven by prior viral exposures, according to a new study.
Team links gene expression, immune system with cancer survival rates
Linking gene expression patterns and immune system response to patient survival rates in nearly 18,000 cases of 39 types of cancers illuminates broad prognostic correlations.
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
Free skin cancer screenings to be offered June 13
Skin cancer screening is especially recommended for people who get lots of sun exposure or have fair skin, many moles, atypical-looking moles or parents or siblings who have had skin cancer.
Blocking a metabolic pathway may shrink aggressive form of common kidney cancer
An aggressive form of kidney cancer subsides in mice when researchers block the metabolism of an amino acid called glutamine, a new study shows.
Ulcer-causing bacteria induces stomach stem cell growth in mice, researchers find
The findings could explain why H. pylori is a risk factor for gastric cancer, the researchers said.
Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor, Stanford-led study finds
A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.
Eben Rosenthal named medical director of Stanford Cancer Center
The otolaryngologist is arriving during the early stages of the Stanford Cancer Initiative, a five-year, multifaceted effort to transform the cancer patient’s experience.
Foreign antibodies mobilize immune system to fight cancer, researchers find
A mouse’s T cells can be primed to attack and eliminate a malignant tumor by injecting antibodies from another mouse with resistance to the tumor, as well as by activating certain signaling cells, a study has found.