Stanford Cancer Institute

Translating Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care

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

  • More than $500,000 for projects on pediatric cancer

    The funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation supports research to find cures and better treatments for pediatric cancers.

  • Combination drug therapy shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice

    When used together, two drugs that affect the structure and function of DNA blocked the growth of pancreatic tumor cells in mice. Researchers hope the drugs can soon be tested in humans with pancreatic cancer.

  • Researchers find mutations that contribute to rare blood cancer

    Mutations in immune cells prevented their natural death in roughly half of the cell samples from patients with the incurable cancer, and suggest drug targets for the disease.