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This week's grand rounds

August 3 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Behavioral Clinical Trials for Chronic Diseases: Challenges in Design

Presenter: Lynda Powell, MD, PhD

Our Latest News

Rare blood cancer responds to new treatment pioneered by Stanford physician

The majority of patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM), a rare blood cancer, are in need of an effective drug. Jason Gotlib M.D. ’95 M.S. ’03, associate professor of medicine, might have made a breakthrough.

Stanford’s John Ioannidis on “underperforming big ideas”

In a thought-provoking JAMA commentary out today, Stanford’s John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, and two colleagues call for biomedical researchers — and funding institutions — to “sunset underperforming initiatives.” Nothing controversial there, until you go on to read that some of those initiatives are in the popular fields of gene therapy, stem cell therapy or precision medicine.

A look at the fight against chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS, is a debilitating disease that affects more than 1 million Americans. The cause of CFS, which is characterized by at least six months of incapacitating fatigue, remains a mystery, but as a recent segment on ABC 7 News reports, Stanford researchers are making some headway.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

August 10 @ 8:00-9:00 am

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

Department Events

August 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Differential Analysis of Local and Regional Failure in Locally Advanced NSCLC Patients Treated with Concurrent Chemoradiation

Cancer Education Seminar

August 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Overview of IV Antibiotics for Gram Negative Infections

ID Lecture Series

August 5 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Didactic Lecture

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In the News

“Should we pay women to donate their eggs for research? No, and here's why” - This article explores whether or not women should be paid to donate their eggs for scientific research. David Magnus and Mildred Cho are referenced.

Los Angeles Times

“Stanford leads fight against chronic disease” - Jose Montoya discusses diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.

ABC-7 News

“Unblocking heart disease” - In this podcast, Nicholas Leeper discusses new research that shows antibodies that help the immune system remove dead and dying cells could potentially reduce cardiovascular disease.

The Naked Scientist (BBC Radio)


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