Stanford Cancer Institute News
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Featured Articles from the Current Issue
Drug Development from Bench to Bedside
A Precision Approach to Skin Cancer
Today, if you’re one of the millions of Americans a year diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), you’ll likely get a quick surgery to remove the tumor, which might resemble a shiny bump or reddish patch on your head or neck. If you’re one of the unlucky few for whom the cancer returns or spreads, you’ll be prescribed a targeted drug that helps shrink the tumor—but it might only be a matter of time before your tumor develops resistance to the drug and starts growing again.
Supporting the Growing Data Needs of Cancer Researchers
SCI Research Database Integrates Clinical, Molecular, and Imaging Data
If the wealth of information on patients’ medical histories, tumor biopsies, imaging results, and even genetics could be integrated into one database, it could greatly facilitate the performance of large studies spanning multiple cancer types or using many different types of information.
SCI Shared Resource Is a Boon to Cancer Immunology
Human Immune Monitoring Center Supports Researchers
Cancer immunotherapies—treatments that harness the power of the human immune system to fight cancer—are generating excitement in the world of oncology. But countless questions remain about the interplay between the immune system and each individual cancer type. Researchers want to know how the immune system reacts to cancers and how tumors evade the immune system.
Legacy of Hope
A Tribute to Ellie Guardino, MD, PhD
Last fall’s ninth annual Under One Umbrella luncheon event to benefit the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center paid a particularly moving and meaningful tribute to Ellie Guardino, MD, PhD.