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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


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

Notes from the Doc Talks

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), discussed cardiac arrhythmias and new treatments. Speaker: Paul Wang, MD

Notes from the Doc Talks

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


New Options for Gastrointestinal Cancer Therapies


Dr. George A. Fisher, a Stanford Cancer Institute researcher and oncologist, discussed clinical research on gastrointestinal cancer therapies with a focus on immunotherapy. Two clinical trial participants shared their experiences. Speaker: George A. Fisher, MD, PhD

April 6, 2017
Freidenrich Center
800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto


Targeted Approaches with Radiotherapy for Cancer


Dr. Quynh-Thu Le, a Stanford Cancer Institute researcher and oncologist, explained how clinical research is developing targeted approaches to treat cancer with radiotherapy. Speaker: Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FACR, FASTRO

April 7, 2017
Freidenrich Center
800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto


Why Weight?: Advances in Obesity Treatment


More than one third of US adults have obesity, which is related to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. This talk addressed the advances in understanding and treating obesity. Speaker: John Magaña Morton, MD

Notes from the Doc Talks

April 13, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


What’s Happening with Cancer Genomics?

Dr. James Ford, a Stanford Cancer Institute researcher and oncologist, addressed clinical research in cancer genomics and how it is changing the way cancers are being treated. Speaker: James Ford, MD

April 19, 2017
Freidenrich Center
800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto


New Options for Lung Cancer Therapies


Dr. Joel Neal, a Stanford Cancer Institute researcher and oncologist, discussed clinical research on lung cancer therapies with a focus on immunotherapy and other targeted approaches. Speaker: Joel Neal, MD, PhD

April 20, 2017
Freidenrich Center
800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto


Moving Forward with Clinical Trials: Blood Cancers


Stanford cancer clinical research staff explain: what clinical trials are, what to expect when participating in research, and examples of blood cancer and lymphoma studies conducted at Stanford. A clinical trial participant reflects on his experience and the value of research. Speakers: Asma Khan, CCRC/CCRP and Ami Okada, PhD

April 25, 2017
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Dr., San Jose


Chest Pain: The Many Causes of Women’s Heartaches


The clinical team from the Stanford Women’s Heart Health Clinic addressed the many reasons why women can have chest pain. Speakers: Abha Khandelwal MD, Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C, Valerie Hoover, PhD

Notes from the Doc Talks

May 4, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Nutritional Considerations for Supporting the Immune System: During and Beyond Cancer Treatment


Is it really possible to boost the immune system through diet during cancer treatment? Stanford dietitians discuss: The role of the immune system in detecting and controlling cancer; changes to the immune system during treatment ; research on specific foods that have purported immune enhancing functions; modifiable lifestyle factors that influence immune health; survivorship nutrition fundamentals and risk reduction and more. Speakers: Astrid Shapiro, MS, RD and Helen Halley, RD, CNSC, SCO

May 11, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


HICAP Presents
New to Medicare

Turning 65? Confused about Medicare?
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) of San Mateo helps people make informed decisions about federal health insurance coverage.

A HICAP state-registered counselor-community educator helped recipients navigate the “Medicare Maze” by explaining the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D), costs and benefits, enrollment periods, and coordination of benefits. HICAP is a private nonprofit funded by the state and federal governments to provide free and unbiased information on Medicare.

May 18, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto

This program was not recorded.

HICAP Medicare Counseling

Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder

With functional neurologic symptom disorder, a patient experiences neurological symptoms inconsistent with a neurological disease. Doctors Bullock and Lockman discussed this little known but common diagnosis. Speakers: Kim Bullock, MD and Juliana Lockman, MD

Notes from the Doc Talks

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


Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Current Treatments and Future Therapies

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects millions of people and can lead to vision loss. Prompt treatment for the “wet form” of AMD is important to prevent permanent vision changes. Dr. Do discussed treatments and future therapeutic areas. Speaker: Diana V. Do, MD

June 22, 2017
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


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