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Stanford Medicine doctors have partnered with colleagues in Nigeria to improve cancer care with the goal of reducing inequities.

Stanford Medicine doctors have partnered with colleagues in Nigeria to improve cancer care with the goal of reducing inequities.

Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.

Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.

Robert Negrin outlined the history of Stanford's bone marrow transplantation program and touched on research and other developments in the field over the past 30 years.

Robert Negrin outlined the history of Stanford's bone marrow transplantation program and touched on research and other developments in the field over the past 30 years.

When associated with tumors, immune cells known as macrophages can be both good and bad: they can help cancer spread and curb its growth.

When associated with tumors, immune cells known as macrophages can be both good and bad: they can help cancer spread and curb its growth.

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Liver cells expressing high levels of telomerase – a protein normally associated with resistance to aging and implicated in cancers and stem cell maintenance – are necessary to regenerate the organ after normal cell turnover or in response to damage.

Liver cells expressing high levels of telomerase – a protein normally associated with resistance to aging and implicated in cancers and stem cell maintenance – are necessary to regenerate the organ after normal cell turnover or in response to damage.

Breast cancer in men and women differ in levels of cancer-associated gene expression and the relative risk of recurrence after initially successful treatment. Some men have a higher risk than women, whereas others have a much lower risk.

Breast cancer in men and women differ in levels of cancer-associated gene expression and the relative risk of recurrence after initially successful treatment. Some men have a higher risk than women, whereas others have a much lower risk.

According to Stanford pediatric oncologist Crystal Mackall, a pediatric oncologist with Stanford Children's Health, immunotherapy with CAR T cells is more precise, more specific and just as potent a treatment for leukemia as chemotherapy.

According to Stanford pediatric oncologist Crystal Mackall, a pediatric oncologist with Stanford Children's Health, immunotherapy with CAR T cells is more precise, more specific and just as potent a treatment for leukemia as chemotherapy.

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A new radioactive agent developed at Stanford can identify whether a widely used lung cancer drug is likely to be effective.

A new radioactive agent developed at Stanford can identify whether a widely used lung cancer drug is likely to be effective.

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A new technique gives doctors an early view of which pediatric leukemia patients will relapse, and may point the way toward better cancer drugs.

A new technique gives doctors an early view of which pediatric leukemia patients will relapse, and may point the way toward better cancer drugs.