This week's grand rounds

August 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Adventures of a “Data Parasite”: Accelerating Translational Medicine Using Public Data

Presenter: Purvesh Khatri, PhD

Our Latest News

Stanford Hospital Achieves Higher Rank on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

U.S. News & World Report has once again selected Stanford Hospital for its “elite 20-hospital Honor Roll” which recognizes hospitals with “outstanding performance across multiple areas of care.”

Study challenges view that sickle cell trait increases mortality risk

Surprising findings from a study of health records of thousands of African-American soldiers show that a common genetic condition poses far less risk than previously thought.

5 Questions: David Entwistle on taking the helm of SHC

In a Q&A, the new president and CEO of Stanford Health Care shares his thoughts about his new job and the evolving health care landscape.

Stanford launches new program for rare slow-growing cancers

Cancer. It’s a single — and terrifying — term for a wide array of related diseases. Cancers’ differences in location, genetic makeup and response to treatment can be wildly dissimilar, but all tend to feature rapidly proliferating mutant cells that expand into surrounding tissue.

When it comes to health, U.S. men have long benefited from women in power

Nicholas Kristof asserted in his column on Sunday that when women are involved in the political process and given the capacity to shape public policy, everyone benefits, particularly when it comes to health.

Sharing data from cardiovascular clinical trials – a proposal

Participants in clinical research volunteer in order to support the development of scientific knowledge and help future patients. Inherent in their commitment is the belief that research will lead to new insights that will be disseminated. As clinical researchers, we fully support the concept of data sharing as fundamental to achieving this goal.

Op-ed: Zika hits home while Congress fiddles

U.S. mosquitoes are now spreading Zika. Congress needs to get off vacation and do its job.

Department Events

August 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

ASCO Updates: Cutaneous Melanoma; Head and Neck

Cancer Education Seminar

August 9 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Overview of Antibiotics for MRSA and VRE Infections

ID Lecture Series

August 12 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Didactic Lecture


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In the News

"Sickle cell trait may not increase the risk of death” - New research challenges the belief that people with sickle cell trait are at risk of premature death. Co-author Lianne Kurina is quoted.

Washington Post

“Are liquid biopsies ready for prime time in advanced lung cancer?” - This article explores the use of liquid biopsies for patients with advanced lung cancer. Heather Wakelee is mentioned.


“The Potential Dark Side of Data Sharing” - Robert Harrington discusses the pros and cons of transparency in health data with Michelle O’Donoghue and Magnus Ohman.


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