Medicine

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Lucy Kalanithi: ‘I love Paul forever’

A conversation with physician Lucy Kalanithi on life five years after the death of her husband, Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon and bestselling author of When Breath Becomes Air.

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Fledging – with cancer

Teens and young adults with cancer are less likely to be cured than people of other ages – a realization that’s leading to changes in treatment.

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Walk with me

A Stanford course for first-year medical students pairs future doctors with patients who have serious illnesses. The result: Friendship and education about patients’ struggles with illness and the health care system.

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Reimagining cancer survival

Better cancer diagnostics and treatments are in the works. Among the innovations: A method that unleashes immune cells to gobble cancers and a “smart” toilet that monitors urine and stool for signs of disease.

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Brain-scan abnormalities found in children with PANS

MRI brain scans show subtle changes consistent with inflammation in a severe childhood disease in which the immune system is thought to attack the brain, Stanford researchers found.

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Mind jumble: Understanding chemo brain

For years, cancer experts thought depression was at the root of the cognitive problems many patients face after cancer treatments. But now it’s clear that chemotherapy is the cause of chemo brain, and researchers are learning how to prevent and treat the condition.