Translational Oncology Program
About Translational Oncology
The overarching goal of the Translational Oncology Program at Stanford (aka, TOPS) is to foster collaboration across scientific and clinical disciplines in order to gain deeper insights into the underlying causes of cancer and to develop more effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches to cancer.
The program brings together translational and clinical researchers, chemists, biologists and biostatisticians who have a focus on projects that will have substantial clinical impact on solid tumors.
The program is based on the activities of a number of working groups including the solid tumor Clinical Research Groups and the Developmental Therapeutics Working Group. Program members meet frequently to discuss topics of broad general interest to translational researchers.
The Jill and John Freidenrich Center for Translational Research provides a catalytic venue that brings together interdisciplinary teams of investigators and research staff whose interests are centered around specific cancer types.