Researchers are using data science to home in on therapies that will work best for specific patients, advancing precision oncology.
Tag: precision health
Precision medicine predicts best ulcerative colitis care for teens
Stanford researchers are developing a faster way to match each ulcerative colitis patient with the treatment that will work best for them.
Take heed: Turn to the experts to interpret pharmacogenetic tests
In the burgeoning field of pharmacogenetics, adhering to expert-developed guidelines is increasingly important, a Stanford Medicine physician emphasizes.
Based on genes, nearly everyone is likely to have an atypical response to at least one drug
Stanford Medicine researchers found that, based on genetic makeup, 99.5% of people are likely to have an atypical response to at least one drug.
Breaking down diabetes: A quick guide to the plethora of medications
As part of the series,Breaking down diabetes, physician Randall Stafford provides a straightforward guide to medications that can treat Type 2 diabetes.
Breaking down diabetes: Drugs for diabetes, starting with the best — metformin
Metformin is physician-researcher Randall Stafford's go-to drug for diabetes. He explains why in this installment in the series, Breaking down diabetes.
How a smartwatch can detect drug levels in the body
Researchers have developed a sensor system on a smartwatch that uses sweat to determine the level of acetaminophen in the body.
Improving cancer prognoses: A radio show
A Stanford oncologist discusses how to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment, including using predictive modeling, liquid biopsies and immunotherapy.
Brain surgery advances — precision targeting
Lasers, heat maps, fluorescence and real-time imaging help guide surgeons who are developing new ways to enhance precision brain surgery.
Patient-provider relationship drives Humanwide project design
Inspired by personal experience, Stanford Medicine's Megan Mahoney devised a primary care pilot to center around patients and their goals.
A closer look at the ‘proactive, precise and personalized care’ of Humanwide
In initial feedback, patients and providers favored the precision health approach to primary care demonstrated in Stanford Medicine's Humanwide pilot.
Redrawing the frontiers of population health and medicine
On LinkedIn, Dean Lloyd Minor outlines how precision health that takes into account environmental factors can improve well-being throughout a population.
Avoiding health surprises through Humanwide
After receiving a donated kidney from his father, a patient strives to stay healthy by monitoring key data with a Stanford Medicine Humanwide team.
Digital devices help doctors spot hypertension through Humanwide
Data from an at-home device through the Humanwide project help a patient and his primary care team discover hypertension that wasn't detected at the clinic.
Learning the risk of genetic disease through Humanwide
A patient worried that cancer may run in her family finds answers through genetic testing offering by Stanford Medicine's Humanwide project.
Diagnosing rare diseases using RNA: A Q&A
Stephen Montgomery, a Stanford associate professor of pathology and of genetics, describes how he uses RNA to understand health.