Stanford Cancer Institute

Translating Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care

2016 Stanford Cancer Institute Trainees Symposium

Join us on February 23, 2016 for the 2nd annual Stanford Cancer Institute sponsored showcase for the research accomplishments of graduate students, post doctoral fellows and clinical fellows. Non-Stanford trainees conducting cancer research are also welcome. Registration is now open!


Transforming Cancer Care

Stanford Cancer Initiative is an ambitious program to transform the care experience of every cancer patient treated at Stanford. The Initiative combines the latest research and information management protocols with multi-disciplinary, patient-centered care to improve quality of life and overall health outcomes. Integrating leading-edge research and comprehensive care to dramatically change the prognosis and treatment of cancer.

National Cancer Institute Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation signifies that the Stanford Cancer Institute maintains the highest standards of scientific rigor in every aspect of cancer study, from laboratory research to clinical assessments of treatments.

News & Publications

  • Cancer Institute symposium to feature young researchers

    Stanford graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and other junior investigators will convene Feb. 23 share their latest research projects and hear advice from established cancer scientists.


  • When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD

    In this podcast, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, talks about the words that her late husband, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, left behind -- a new book entitled, “When Breath Becomes Air."…


  • Chemotherapy may benefit subgroup of stage-2 colon cancer patients

    A small subset of colon cancers lacks the CDX2 protein — a hallmark of colon tissue maturation. Patients with these cancers may benefit more than others from chemotherapy.