Stanford Medicine magazine
The new issue of Stanford Medicine features articles on reducing the environmental impact of health care, updating medical education and protecting human health amid environmental challenges.
Few receive genetic tests for cancer
A new study finds surprisingly low genetic testing rates for cancer patients who may benefit, especially among Asian, Black and Hispanic patients.
New pediatric emergency department opens
The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine opened in 2022. This child-centered space puts young ones at ease while advanced care is delivered.
Personalized PSA improves cancer screening
The solution to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer could lie in every man’s genome. Stanford Medicine researchers take a step toward genetically personalized cancer screening.
William Robinson, pioneering virologist
Hard-driving molecular virologist who used ‘advanced chemistry to unlock the tightly held secrets of viruses’ was also a hearty mountain man, scaling peaks in Alaska and Nepal.
Screening for chronic kidney disease
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
Forum rallies DEI agents for change
At the 2023 Stanford Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Forum, speakers emphasized communication that destigmatizes the patient, empowers frontline workers and supports non-English speaking patients.
Genes linked to brain cancer
An international effort led by a Stanford Medicine researcher finds more than 50 genes linked to glioma — a rare brain cancer. Although most gliomas are sporadic, a minority are inherited.
Reversing brain signals treats depression
A new study led by Stanford Medicine researchers is the first to reveal how magnetic stimulation treats severe depression: by correcting the abnormal flow of brain signals.
Synthetic biology and sustainability
Scientists gathered to discuss the future of synthetic biology and how it can help curb climate change and promote sustainability.
How the environment and health interact