Topic List : Cancer
Irving Weissman honored for stem cell, cancer work
Weissman and Johns Hopkins’ Bert Vogelstein will share the 2019 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for discoveries in stem cell and cancer biology.
No chemo for some with leukemia
A large multicenter clinical trial led by Stanford physician Tait Shanafelt, MD, indicates that people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia may forgo chemotherapy in favor of new, targeted treatments.
New ‘don’t eat me’ signal discovered
Cancer cells are known to protect themselves using proteins that tell immune cells not to attack them. Stanford researchers have discovered a new “don’t eat me” signal, and blocking it may make cancer cells vulnerable to attack by the immune system.
East Bay oncology joint venture in works
Stanford Health Care and Sutter Health intend to expand and enhance clinical integration toward a shared goal of providing coordinated, seamless cancer care in the East Bay.
Dynamic predictions help patients
Using in-game win probability techniques, Stanford researchers devised a way to better predict a cancer patient’s outcome at any point during treatment. The approach could also inform treatment decisions.
Colorectal cancers often metastasize early
Colorectal cancers often spread before the initial tumor is detected, according to a new Stanford study. Identifying patients in whom early metastasis is likely could better guide treatment decisions.
E-cigarette flavorings harm blood vessel cells
E-cigarette flavorings damage human blood vessel cells grown in the lab even in the absence of nicotine, Stanford researchers and their colleagues found. Cinnamon and menthol flavors were particularly harmful.
Surgeons turn to basic science in cancer fight
In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Targeting cancer, sparing healthy cells
Stanford researchers have developed synthetic proteins that can rewire cancer cells in a lab dish by co-opting critical disease-associated pathways.
Taubes give $6 million for cancer research
The gift will advance research on cancer therapies at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.