The Stanford Cancer Institute advances the understanding and treatment of cancer through a multidisciplinary, integrated and collaborative community of physicians and scientists
The SCI leadership team guides our research, translational medicine and clinical programs, and supports the work of over 400 dedicated faculty members.
SCI leaders, members and partners are all dedicated to discovering cancer's causes and treatments, and applying that knowledge to improved diagnostic, therapeutic and prevention strategies.
SCI members work together in multidisciplinary teams to unravel cancer’s secrets and to transform the latest detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention discoveries into the most advanced patient care available.
SCI and our members are proud to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Scientists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines, all dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer.
SCI News & Publications
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF slowed the spread of a type of nonsmall cell lung cancer in mice by neutralizing a single protein that would otherwise set off a chain reaction, causing runaway tumor growth.
Genetic ‘fingerprint’ may ID breast cancer patients likely to benefit from potentially toxic chemo, study finds
Anthracyclines can be effective against breast cancer but often have toxic side effects. Stanford researchers used gene expression levels to identify women most likely to benefit from the drugs, regardless of breast cancer type or stage.
Neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, Stanford researchers have found. Further research is needed to learn whether the industry specifically targets this population.
Association of American Cancer Institutes
The Association of American Cancer Institutes comprises 98 leading cancer research centers in North America. AACI's membership roster includes National Cancer Institute-designated centers and academic-based cancer research programs that receive NCI support.
The NCCN helps to coordinate cancer programs among its member organizations.
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