list : Cancer
New guidelines suggested for liver cancer
A Stanford Medicine study identifies an easily measured biophysical property that can identify Type 2 diabetics at increased risk for liver cancer who don’t meet current screening guidelines.
Screening, treatment halve breast cancer deaths
Treatment of metastatic disease is responsible for nearly one-third of the decrease in annual deaths from breast cancer from 1975 to 2019, according to a Stanford Medicine-led study.
Tumor DNA levels in blood predict outcome
Circulating tumor DNA predicts recurrence and splits disease into two subgroups in Stanford Medicine-led study of Hodgkin lymphoma. New drug targets or changes in treatments may reduce toxicity.
Scar tissue predicts lifespan
Pancreatic cancer is deadly, and its toll is growing. Scientists find that scar tissue around the tumor suggests how long a patient will live after diagnosis.
Cancer neuroscience discoveries give hope
To drive their growth, many tumors hijack nervous system signals, including those needed for brain plasticity. Stanford Medicine discoveries are opening a promising new branch of oncology research.
African Americans less likely to be screened
National guidelines for lung cancer screening are less effective for African Americans than for whites, Stanford study concludes. A risk-based analysis is more equitable and effective.
Lung cancer cells protected by brain cells
Small cell lung cancers often metastasize to the brain. A Stanford Medicine study shows they thrive there by emulating developing neurons and recruiting surrounding cells for protection.
Reena Thomas gets $12 million CIRM grant
The award will facilitate a clinical trial testing the safety of CAR-T cells — immune cells from patients’ own bodies that have been bioengineered to destroy cancer cells — used to treat a deadly brain cancer.
Arc Institute awards
Two professors are named Innovation Investigators, and four win Ignite Awards.
Big Ideas in Medicine
Physicians, researchers and other pacesetters describe some of the most promising pursuits in the medical field. In cancer, for instance: ‘Let’s kill the first cell, not the last cell.’…