This week's grand rounds

April 6 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: From The Bubble Boy to Home Transplants

Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA, is the Donald D. and Elizabeth G. Cooke Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Medicine and Immunology and the Chief of the Division of Hematological Malignancies and the Division of Cellular Therapy/BMT at Duke University.

Our Latest News

State of the Department presentation set for April 25

Faculty, staff, researchers, and students are invited to join Department Chair Bob Harrington, MD, for his annual State of the Department presentation at 5 p.m. on April 25.

Stanford’s Ronald Levy offers peek at future of cancer therapy

About two months into my uncle’s first round of chemotherapy, he began to experience a slew of awful side effects.

Linda Yip receives nPOD Young Investigator Award

Senior Research Scientist Linda Yip, PhD, was selected by the Network of Pancreatic Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) as the 2016 recipient of its Young Investigator Award.

The Division of General Medical Disciplines becomes two

Where once there was the Division of General Medical Disciplines, there are now two (as-yet unnamed) divisions.

Improved ‘liquid biopsy’ technique enhances detection of tumor DNA in blood

People with cancer have tumor DNA in their blood. A new way to quiet background “noise” in the blood sample allows researchers to sequence minute quantities of these molecules to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Unmasked: molecular mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis revealed

Autoimmune diseases arise when cells of the immune system — whose ire is supposed to be directed at cancer cells and invading pathogens — go haywire and start attacking our own tissues.

Phase-3 trial of drug for refractory rheumatoid arthritis successful

A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefitting from the use of the current top treatment: injectable, bioengineered proteins that interfere with the action of a powerful inflammatory substance.

Resurrected drug effective against two human viruses in a lab dish

Stanford scientists found that a discarded drug helps human cells in a lab dish fight off two different viruses.

After rare procedure, a woman can hear her heart beat in another

Stanford Medicine surgeons performed an unusual transplantation in which one woman received a heart-lung transplant, while her existing heart was given to another patient.

“We haven’t invested enough in primary care”: Stanford expert talks about California’s doctor shortage

As I waited for my routine checkup recently, I read a report on the critical shortage of primary care physicians in California – ironic reading material for my primary care physician’s waiting room.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

April 13 @ 8:00-9:00 am

No Time to Lose: What Have We Learned from Ebola, AIDS and Zika Epidemics?

April 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Precision Medicine: From Vision to Reality

Department Events

April 4 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Developing Safer Conception Interventions for HIV-Affected Men and Women

ID Special Seminar

April 5 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Cancer Education Seminar

April 5 @ 8:00-9:00 am

STD’s Part 1

ID Lecture Series

April 5 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

With Mark Nicholls

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

April 6 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Presented by Shravani Pasupneti, PCCM Fellow

PCCM Journal Club

April 6 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Metrics for an Aging Society

Research in Progress Seminar

April 6 @ 4:30-6:00 pm


Digestive Disease Clinical Conference

April 8 @ 7:00-8:00 am


PCCM Core Lecture

April 8 @ 7:00-8:00 am


Fellows Didactic Lecture

April 8 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Wnt5a Orchestrates Endothelial Pericyte Interactions in the Pulmonary Circulation: Role in Pulmonary Hypertension

PCCM Grand Rounds

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In the News

“Apple updates Siri’s response to ‘I was raped” - Apple refined Siri's response after a Stanford-UCSF study found smartphone agents fail to provide appropriate information when asked questions about mental health and abuse. Lead author Adam Miner is quoted.


Additional Coverage

Teen Vogue: Siri now knows what to say if you tell her you were raped

Business Insider: Apple is starting to fix Siri’s dicey responses to medical emergencies

“Doctors at Stanford Hospital perform rare ‘domino’ transplant” - This article highlights a “domino donor” operation that took place at Stanford. Joseph Woo is quoted.

United Press International

“Patients with terminal cancer live long where cared for at home” - A new study found that patients with terminal cancer live long when they choose to die at home. VJ Periyakoil is quoted.


“Twitter can help you quit smoking: study” - A study from Stanford and the University of California, Irvine found that Twitter-based intervention can help people quit smoking. Co-author Judith Prochaska is referenced.

Additional Coverage

Eastern Mirror: Twitter-based smoking cessation programs twice as successful as traditional methods in helping smokers quit

Economic Times (India): Now ‘Twitter2quit’ to help you quit smoking

“Experimental drug for rheumatoid arthritis shows promise” - A new drug for rheumatoid arthritis reduced symptoms and improved functions in patients for whom other therapies have failed. Lead author Mark Genovese is quoted.

Health Day News

Additional Coverage

Med Page Today: Baricitinib benefits refractory RA

United Press International: New drug effective for rheumatoid arthritis

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