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  • Stanford Cancer Institute Earns Top Cancer Center Designation

    The Stanford Cancer Institute has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health and the world’s leading cancer research organization.

  • Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

    The new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford Medicine was founded with a $250 million grant from the Parker Foundation. Learn more about their work.

  • Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    School of Medicine faculty members Helen Blau, PhD, and John Boothroyd, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Carla Shatz Wins Kavli Neuroscience Prize

    Carla Shatz, PhD, professor of neurobiology and of biology at Stanford, has won the 2016 Kavli Neuroscience Prize for her work in understanding how the brain’s wiring takes shape during development.

  • Vantage Point: We don't just need precision medicine, we need precision health

    The dean of the School of Medicine hopes the country’s leaders will set their sights higher in their quest to improve the health of the American people.

  • Byerwalter to Serve as Interim President of Stanford Health Care

    Mariann Byerwalter will serve as interim president and CEO of Stanford Health Care beginning Jan. 2. To ensure a smooth changeover, she will transition into her new role over the final two months of current president and CEO Amir Dan Rubin’s tenure.

  • Neuroscience Health Center

    Stanford Neuroscience Health Center for neurological injuries, brain tumors, movement disorders, brain aneurysms, spine deterioration, Parkinson’s & memory disorders.

  • Roberts Earns Top Ethics Prize

    Imagine being terrified you might kill yourself. Then imagine driving 300 miles to the nearest city for psychiatric care because you’re even more afraid someone in your town will find out about your depression. Or worse yet, being so afraid of being labeled “crazy” that you don’t seek care at all.

  • Closing In on Cancer

    Edgar Engleman's lab gives the immune system 'a little kick in the butt,' to stunning effect.

  • 5 Questions: Euan Ashley on diagnosing the undiagnosable

    The National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network launches today, and Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been named co-chair of the UDN steering committee.

  • Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say

    A Stanford cardiac electrophysiologist and colleagues have used a unique research method to learn more about atrial fibrillation. Mintu Turakhia, MD, and collaborators at Medtronic and Massachusetts General Hospital, extracted data out of decades of continuously recorded medical information from implanted medical devices—pacemakers and defibrillators—in 10,000 heart patients. Then they linked it to medical records, and analyzed it.

  • Stanford-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be launched

    The National Institutes of Health will fund the establishment of an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The award, totaling slightly more than $7.3 million, will be dispensed over a five-year period.

  • Combination drug therapy shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice

    A combination of two drugs, one already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, appears to be effective at shrinking pancreatic cancers in laboratory mice, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Stanford launches smartphone app to study heart health

    A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.

  • Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say

    A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices.

  • Precision Health, Predicting and Preventing Disease

    Precision health takes a big-data approach to disease prevention and detection, focusing on the various factors that help maintain health throughout life.

  • Doctor, nurses honored for advances made in early days of cardiac care

    Alfred Spivack taught nurses to do a number of jobs generally restricted to doctors in the early days of Stanford’s coronary care unit, and also helped to developed new technology for cardiac care.

  • Customized DNA rings aid early cancer detection in mice, study finds

    Imagine: You pop a pill into your mouth and swallow it. It dissolves, releasing tiny particles that are absorbed and cause only cancerous cells to secrete a specific protein into your bloodstream. Two days from now, a finger-prick blood sample will expose whether you’ve got cancer and even give a rough idea of its extent.

  • Stanford Medicine’s Academic Advantage

    Leaders from across Stanford Medicine discuss together how Bioinformatics, genomics, and other emerging disciplines promise to transform the very concept of medicine—from treating disease to predicting and preventing it and the common aspiration that exists at Stanford Medicine to improve human health.

  • 'Big data' approach helps pinpoint possible new stent drug to prevent heart attacks

    Stanford Medicine researchers hunting for a better drug coating for coronary stents have pinpointed a cancer drug as a possible candidate. “This could have major clinical impact,” according to Euan Ashley, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine and genetics.