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Advances in Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Brain Tumors

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Presented by: Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Neurosurgery Stanford University Medical Center October 30, 2014 There is a delicate balance when it comes to treating brain tumors. How do you effectively destroy the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the nearby normal cells? How can you operate on such a complex organ without causing neurological [...]

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Latest Advances in Breast Cancer

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Introduction: Mark Pegram, MD Director, Stanford Breast Cancer Oncology Program October 16, 2014 After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States and the most common invasive cancer in women worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 210,000 women in the U.S. [...]

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Cancer Survivorship: A Role for Integrative Medicine

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Presented by: Sue Kim, MD, MS Integrative Medicine Specialist September 18, 2014 More than 80 million Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) every year. CAM refers to a number of health care therapies, practices, and products that do not typically fall within the paradigm of conventional Western medicine—such as acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, massage, and [...]

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Advancing the Standard of Care for Prostate Cancer

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Introduction: Eila Skinner, MD Chair of the Department of Urology Stanford University Medical Center September 6, 2014 Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto Watch the video Prostate cancer tends to be relatively slow-growing, which means that it typically takes a number of years to become large enough to be detected and even longer to spread beyond the [...]

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New and Emerging Treatments for Lymphedema

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Presented by: Stanley Rockson, MD Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders Stanford University Medical Center April 24, 2014 Watch the video The lymph system acts like an access road to the highway for blood flow. It carries fluid from every region of the body, collecting bacteria, viruses, and waste products, and carrying them through a [...]

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Healthful Properties of Spices

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Presented by: Alison Ryan, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC Registered Dietician Stanford University Medical Center March 27, 2014 Watch the video Spicing your food is one of the easiest ways to enhance flavor without adding calories, sodium, or fat, But it’s not only your waistline that can benefit from the addition of herbs and spices. Herbs [...]

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Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer

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Presented by: Amer Karam, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Associate Director Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics January 30, 2014 Watch the video This robot saves lives. But it owes everything to the skill of its operator—a human being. Together, they are one of the best teams a woman could ask for if she needs [...]

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