Cracking cancer's code

New reasons for hope

From care to cure

Stanford Cancer Institute is striving to change the story for people with cancer

Walk with me

Future doctors realize the power of empathy through early patient connections



Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with stable heart disease who don't have symptoms of chest pain.

Cooling down

The average body temperature has dropped 0.05 F every decade since the 1800s, analysis finds.

Letter From the Dean

Making strides against cancer

Stanford Medicine is taking a multimodal approach to defeating cancer by developing precision cures and identifying ways to predict and prevent the disease.


The right moves

Researchers use wearable motion-sensor data gathered from surgeons at work to understand how movement, decisions and approaches correlate with quality outcomes.


'Making science fiction come true'

A world without disease seems impossible, but is it? A new book by Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, makes the case that this futuristic vision is within our grasp.

In Brief

Twins unleashed

Three years after intensively surgery at Stanford to separate them, former conjoined twins are thriving, learning and growing as individuals.

In Brief

Unscrambled eggs

Scientists interested in developing synthetic cells are encouraged by a discovery that frog egg cells can reorganize after being scrambled.

In Brief

What’s your type?

Data gathered on the different ways we age could help people zero in on health-risk factors and ways to address them.