Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells Program

About Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells

The Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells Program is focused on investigating the mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in the development and progression of cancer, including pathways critical for self-renewal of stem cells, in normal tissues and in cancer. The goals are to advance basic understanding of cancer pathogenesis and to facilitate the translation of basic science discoveries into the clinical arena in order to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

Program Aims: 

  • Pathways critical for self-renewal of stem cells, in normal tissues and in cancer
  • Epithelial Neoplasia: Lung, Pancreas, Skin
  • Basic Cell Biology: Cell Cycle, Chromatin Regulation, Ciliary Signaling

Program Directors

Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation and Cancer Biology) and of Genetics
Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research and the Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology

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Diversity

Diversity in all forms enhances Stanford Medicine's core missions — education, research and health care. 


Events/ Seminars

Faculty and guest speakers provide updates and expert perspectives on diverse aspects of cancer research.


Funding Opportunities

Expert tutelage and financial support helps trainees develop the independence, critical skills and sense of inquiry that will allow them to meet the challenges and changes that lie ahead.