Surgical Oncology

Dr. Jeffrey Norton, Chief of the section of Surgical Oncology, brings together all of the surgical oncology programs in the Division of General Surgery - breast cancer, melanoma, gastrointestinal, and pancreatic cancer. This section's oncological focus includes endocrine (Drs. Norton and Lin), breast (Drs. Dirbas, Jeffrey, Wapnir and Wheeler), liver (Dr. So), melanoma (Dr. Greco), as well as the more routine general surgical conditions.

Patients with solid tumors, breast cancer, melanoma, liver cancer, or pancreatic cancer can come to Stanford with the assurance that skilled, experienced surgeons are backed by powerful interdisciplinary insights and research.

The insights emanate in part from our renowned Clinical Cancer Center where surgical oncologists work side by side with radiologists, medical oncologists, and microvascular surgeons to ensure the very best in cancer care.

Our surgical oncology specialty also includes:

  • The Stanford Pancreas Center, which completes over a hundred procedures for pancreatic cancer each year. Many involve complex, four-stage treatments: high-speed CT imaging, surgery, chemotherapy, and cyberknife treatments (a Stanford invention) for radiation.
  • The Asian Liver Center , which explores the use of genetic profiling to address the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian-Americans.
  • A stellar group of breast cancer surgeons and researchers who not only study the biology and genetics of breast cancer so new treatments can emerge, but treat women with breast cancer with the latest high tech interventions available.

 Surgeons in this section see patients at the Stanford Cancer Center . Their clinical profile can be seen at this site by entering the Find a Physician link.