PSA testing is an important tool to spot prostate cancer, but it remains a bit confusing. Stanford urologist James Brooks clarifies some misconceptions.
A new cystic fibrosis test could provide a more accurate, and easier, way to test newborns for the hereditary, lung-clogging disease.
Radiologist Ali Tahvildari grapples with how to deliver an uncertain diagnosis. When does causing worry conflict with a doctor's pledge to "do no harm?"
Scientists at Stanford have developed a new PET scan tracer that flags both pancreatic cancer and a lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers at Stanford have created the ultimate consult, pulling from millions of de-identified patient records to better inform the health of others.
Diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease currently requires an invasive procedure. New research identifies a way to identify the disease using a blood draw.
Inspired by his son's illness, Ron Davis and colleagues have discovered a diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a notoriously elusive disease.
By scouting for a particular immune cell in the blood, scientists can tell which patients with a lung-scarring disease are at higher risk for death.
Study finds that starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45 would avert deaths, but testing more older people would be more beneficial.
A push to personalize medicine can backfire when it comes to screening for colorectal cancer, says a Stanford gastroenterologist.
Doctors are trying to solve the mysteries surrounding the health of famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci by examining their art.
Scientists have modified immune cells, imbuing them with the ability to not only detect, but reveal, the presence of a tumor.
A pattern of inflammatory activity in circulating blood cells just two days after a stroke predicts the loss of substantial mental acuity a full year later.
Type 1 diabetes starts out as a sneak attack by bad-actor antibodies. But scientists at Stanford and UCSF have developed an early-warning system.
A new blood test measures the DNA fragments of lung transplant donors in the blood of recipients, in hopes of preventing organ rejection and saving lives.
A Stanford surgeon, educator and inventor has worked to advance the science of touch.