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2017 Archive

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Emerging Treatments for Hair Loss


Hair loss can cause significant difficulty for individuals affected by it. Dr. Anthony Oro, Director of the Stanford Hair Loss Clinic, describes the most common causes of hair loss, and new treatments for them. Speaker: Anthony Oro, MD

Notes from the Doc Talks

January 19, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Optimizing Quality of Life in Serious Illness


Presented by The Cancer Supportive Care Program

This lecture addresses the why, when, and how regarding the involvement of palliative care concepts in patient care with the primary purpose of dispelling common myths often discouraging people from utilizing these beneficial services. Patient empowerment and overall well-being will be a key focus per review of the highly-personalized and holistic approach fundamental to these interdisciplinary specialist teams - where every aspect of the impact of serious illness is considered and supported (physical, psychological, spiritual and social). Speakers: Suzanne Tay-Kelley, RN, NP, Frederico Borche-Gianelli, M Div., BCC, ACHPC and Lynn Hutton, LCSW

January 25, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


The Stanford Letter Project

Presented by Cancer Supportive Care Program

New research at Stanford shows that most doctors are reluctant to talk to their patients about what matters most to them in advance life care planning. The Stanford Letter Project, developed by Stanford Clinical Associate Professor, VJ Periyakoil, MD, will help you write a simple letter to your doctor about your values, life goals, and advance life care planning.

February 7, 2017
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive | 2nd Floor, Room CC2104
Stanford


Aging at Home with Chronic Illness


Dr. Lin discusses best practices and new technology to assist aging at home for patients and their caregivers focusing on challenges with mobility, memory loss, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. He draws from the medical literature and his own experiences at Stanford leading a team of medical students and residents who visit patients at home every month. Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD

Notes from the Doc Talks

February 9, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Dying to Know: What Patients and Families Want to Know about End of Life Care and Issues

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Questions about the end of life and its care issues are difficult to ask and yet they are cause for great worry by many patients and their families. In this talk, Dr. Ramchandran addresed this subject from the perspective of her role as a medical oncologist, and Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

Speaker: Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

March 2, 2017
Stanford Health Library |Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Immunotherapy for Gynecological Cancers

Presented by The Cancer Supportive Care Program

This presentation summarizes the current progress in immunotherapy for ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. Recent clinical trial data will be reviewed, and promising novel therapeutic approaches will be discussed. Speaker: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

March 9, 2017
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose


Got Rhythm? An Update on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

The heart normally has a steady beat. When the beat becomes irregular, takes off on its own, or misses a beat, a cardiac arrhythmia is present. While cardiac arrhythmias are usually benign, they can also be related to an increased risk of stroke and may be life-threatening. In this talk, Dr. Paul Wang, Director of the Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering (by courtesy), will talk about cardiac arrhythmias and new treatments. Speaker: Paul Wang, MD

March 23, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


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