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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 Stanford Cancer Institute has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health and the world’s leading cancer research organization.
Designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center signifies that the Stanford Cancer Institute maintains the highest level of scientific rigor, institutional support and coordination for the complete range of cancer-related research, including basic, translational, clinical and population-based science. The designation is recognition of the institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education.
The Institute’s mission is to support and coordinate the wide range of cancer-related activities — in basic, translational, clinical and population-based science — occurring at Stanford University, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, along with its partner institution, the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Its nearly 400 members include scientists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines, all collaborating to translate research advances into improved cancer treatments.
CD47 is an important inhibitor of cancer-killing immune cells called macrophages. Now Stanford researchers have identified another, similar way to activate macrophages to destroy cancer cells.
Instead of targeting a molecule called CD19 on the surface of the cancer cells, the new therapy targets a molecule called CD22.
Two novel Stanford studies have uncovered attributes of high-quality, low-cost care for cancer and primary care patients.