Excellence in Scientific Discovery

The Institute's comprehensive investigations extend from the earliest phase of basic discovery to the development of new cancer diagnostics, treatment protocols and prevention strategies

Research Programs

Basic, clinical and translational studies into the biology of cancer and the factors that contribute to its onset and growth.


Shared Resources

The most sophisticated technologies and research protocols are offered to SCI members through a number of core facilities.


Key Initiatives

Inter-disciplinary teams of collaborative investigators partner to foster discovery, application and translation of scientific knowledge.


Institute Membership

Scientists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines, all dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer.


News & Publications

Publications, press releases and news are shared with scientists, physicians, patients and friends of the Institute.


Funding Opportunities

Internal and external sources of support for both established cancer research programs and promising new ideas.  


Clinical Trial Support

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office provides regulatory and administrative services to SCI members conducting clinical trials.  


Training Opportunities

Education and professional development designed to train the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians.



National Cancer Institute Designation

News & Publications

  • Urine test for bladder cancer

    The researchers found that by testing for fragments of cancer DNA in urine, they could find the cancer in early stages of development, when it’s easier to treat.


  • CAR-T cells for pediatric solid tumors

    In mouse studies, a Stanford-led team has developed an engineered immune cell that eliminates several types of childhood tumors. The innovation may help patients with relapsed or metastatic disease.


  • Radiotherapy in less than a second

    SLAC and Stanford researchers have secured funding for two projects that share one goal: to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.