Topic List : Cancer
Tanning salons cluster in gay neighborhoods
Neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, Stanford researchers have found. Further research is needed to learn whether the industry specifically targets this population.
Cancer-drug combo extends life about 9 months
The results of a phase-3 clinical trial led by a Stanford researcher showed that two targeted treatments can extend the lifespan and delay the need for chemotherapy in women with a common type of metastatic breast cancer.
Brain tumors integrate in neural wiring
Tumors called high-grade gliomas wire themselves into the healthy brain, receiving and interpreting electrical signals from normal neurons, a Stanford study has found.
Chair of epidemiology and population health named
Melissa Bondy has been appointed chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and associate director for population sciences at the Stanford Cancer Institute.
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.