Our Research

Survivorship research focuses on the physical, psychological and social health of individuals as they move beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment of their cancer.

Collecting and Examining Data, Identifying Needs, and Testing New Models of Care

Today there are more than 18 million people who have survived cancer.  With screening tests that help to find cancer earlier and better treatments, along with an aging population, that number is expected to reach 20 million by 2026.  For many of these people, their cancer will be cured, or will be managed like a chronic disease.

Research is important to help us identify the needs of people living with and after cancer, and to find new ways to meet those needs.

Our Research presents easy to understand summaries of projects that are currently underway at Stanford.  Some of our studies are led by scientists from Stanford University and others represent national collaborations. Our research portfolio addresses questions that are important to the community of cancer survivors.





Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute.

Teaching Kids to Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer

Physical Activity for African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Understanding the Concerns of Patients Treated for Breast and Gynecological Cancers

Helping Cancer Survivors Overcome Their Fears

A Care Plan for All Phases of Cancer Treatment