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Category: Lung Cancer
New evidence suggests early metastasis is common in lung and breast cancers
In breast and lung cancer patients with metastatic disease, seeds of metastasis were often planted before the primary tumor was diagnosed, a study finds.
Analyzing patients’ tumors, from the inside out
The experts on Stanford Medicine's molecular tumor board brainstorm new ways to attack individual patients' tumors at the genetic level.
Five years later: Lucy Kalanithi on loss, grief and love
Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi opens up about loss, grief and love for her neurosurgeon husband, Paul, five years after his death from lung cancer.
Can a blood test pinpoint lung cancers in high-risk people?
Stanford researchers are working on a test to identify early-stage lung cancer by detecting tumor-specific mutations in bits of DNA in the bloodstream.
3D lung cancer “spheroids” reveal hidden drivers of disease
Scientists create a new 3D lung cancer model to better reveal the drivers of cancer, and in doing so, find a new gene that may be a possible drug target.
Two-for-one PET tracer reveals early signs of pancreatic cancer — and, unexpectedly, lung disease
Scientists at Stanford have developed a new PET scan tracer that flags both pancreatic cancer and a lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Project Lung: Research gets personal for Stanford scientists
When Stanford's James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, one of his first thoughts was of his colleague, lung development expert Mark Krasnow. Within hours a group of Stanford scientists had launched an astoundingly comprehensive study of healthy and diseased human lung tissue from one of their own.
Predicting lung cancer recurrence by analyzing circulating tumor DNA
I've mentioned before how circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA, is likely to be a valuable tool for predicting disease recurrence in patients with lymphoma. Now …
Predicting lung cancer type and patient survival with computers
My father taught me to play chess when I was in grade school and I can recall many quiet evenings playing with him in the living room …
Tracking resistance mutations in lung cancer patients
I've written here before about advances made by Stanford researchers in detecting and sequencing tumor DNA circulating in the blood of cancer patients. It's a revolutionary …
For this doctor couple, the Super Bowl was about way more than football
Earlier this month, football fans across the world watched as the New England Patriots shocked the Seattle Seahawks with a very dramatic last-minute win. While …
A Stanford physician's take on cancer prognoses – including his own
In a New York Times SundayReview piece, Paul Kalanithi, MD, a chief resident in neurological surgery at Stanford, describes cancer prognoses from two perspectives, both …