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Vance Vanier, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Primary and secondary prevention of disease through the use of preventive genomic medicine. Patients who have greater insight into their genetic risk for different diseases may change their lifestyles and decrease their probablity of succumbing to conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular events. Personalized screening regimens for those at increased genetic risk, such as for colon cancer, is another important application worthy of validation.
Brendan C. Visser
Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care Center and Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests span the breath of my clinical practice. Areas of active research include the multidisciplinary treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery, and pre-operative therapy for "borderline" resectable pancreatic cancer (to bring more patients to surgery). I am also investigating trends in the management of hepatobiliary cancers in California, focusing on socioeconomic and instituional barriers to appropriate care.