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Stanford Cancer Institute News
Protecting the rights of cancer patients
On August 30, 2021, California adopted the Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights, the first legislation of its kind in the United States. This legislation gives cancer patients inalienable rights to help them achieve access and equity in their care.
Lung Cancer Survivors Who Have Never Smoked Have a High Risk of Developing New Cancers
A study led by SCI members Summer Han, PhD, and Eunji Choi, PhD, and graduate student Chloe Su found that lung cancer survivors who have never smoked have the same risk as survivors who have smoked of developing secondary primary lung cancer (SPLC), which is cancer that spreads to the lungs from somewhere else in the body.
Gastrointestinal Cancer: A Conversation with George Poultsides, MD
During Gastric and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, SCI member George Poultsides discusses his efforts to advance early detection of pancreatic cancer, improve personalized oncology, and direct Stanford's Surgical Oncology Fellowship program while enhancing patient-centered care.
2023 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition
Stanford is excited to have 26 presenters at this year's ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition. The Stanford Cancer Institute will also be hosting a booth at this year's conference.
Stanford Medicine News: Cancer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford University News: Cancer
Lorry I. Lokey, alum and philanthropist who transformed Stanford, dies at 95
Lorry I. Lokey, ’49, a self-made media titan who founded Business Wire and pledged his wealth to Stanford and other philanthropic causes, died on Oct. 1. He was 95.
Stanford scientists develop new method to faster – and more accurately – find antigens that trigger specific immune cells
Their approach, which mimics the physical forces exerted by immune cells as they crawl over host cells, could help scientists develop more effective cancer immunotherapies.