The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class research facility dedicated to the early detection of cancer under the Department of Radiology.
The Stanford Cancer Survivorship Program’s mission is to improve the experience and health outcomes of people living with and beyond cancer by advancing survivorship research and access to clinical services and educating healthcare professionals in the science of survivorship care.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. While it is known how this disease takes root, Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD, and the team in the Majeti Lab are looking to tackle it at its source: stem cells.
Non-English speaking cancer patients and their families can hit barriers at every turn. Did you know that over 80 different languages are spoken by our patients? Stanford Interpretation and Translation Services assist with both verbal and written translation. Their most requested languages are Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Russian. Followed closely by American Sign Language (ASL), Korean, and Farsi. We sat down with interpreter/translator Elena Kozak, PhD, MA, to learn more.
April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. We spoke to SCI member A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD to learn more about the disease.
We are so excited to have Steven Corsello, MD, join Stanford Medicine! During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month we sat down with Dr. Corsello to learn about his brand new lab, emerging GI therapies, and so much more.
A big welcome to Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy's new faculty member Melody Smith, MD, MS. During Black History and Cancer Prevention Month, we sat down with Dr. Smith to learn more.
Congratulations to Andrea Chaikovsky, who recently successfully defended her PhD! We caught up with the newly minted Dr. Chaikovsky to learn more.
Dermatologist and postdoctoral fellow Matthew Dizon, MD, lent his expertise to our Wipe Out Melanoma – California initiative. Dizon discusses his thoughts on melanoma risk during cold and cloudy weather and how ultraviolet (UV) radiation affects us.
We spoke with Stanford Cancer Institute Deputy Director, Heather Wakelee, MD, about her involvement in a practice-changing clinical trial, recent advances in lung cancer therapies, and more.
We spoke to radiation oncology physicist Nataliya Kovalchuk, PhD, to learn how Chornobly set her on a career trajectory to use radiation for the common good and so much more.
The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) is a licensed pharmacy that provides support and guidance for the safe and efficient conduct of clinical drug trials. We met with these stellar research pharmacists and technicians working behind the scenes to bring novel treatments to our cancer patients to learn more.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we spoke to Stanford neurosurgery instructor Maxine Umeh Garcia, PhD, about her exciting breast cancer research, cancer disparities, community engagement, and the importance of mentorship.
During International Brain Tumor Awareness Week, we sat down with medical student Adrian John Rodrigues to learn more about his work with the Gephart Lab.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We spoke with SCI leader and breast oncologist Allison Kurian, MD, MSc, about the latest advances in breast cancer screening, and her efforts to identify cancer prevention and treatment strategies that are personalized to a patient’s individual risk level.
Women represent only ~6% of board-certified neurosurgeons in the U.S. Moreover, only a handful of female neurosurgeons hold positions of national leadership. During Women in Medicine Month, we spoke with board-certified neurosurgeon and SCI member Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD.
We spoke with hematologist Gabriel Mannis, MD, assistant professor of medicine, who is leading clinical trial efforts at Stanford to find better ways to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and ultimately provide them with lasting remission.
Congratulations to our Cancer Biology trainees who received the National Science Foundation’s 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award! We spoke with Jeremy D’Silva, Hudson Tyler Horn, and Catherine Zhang to learn more.
Congratulations to Stanford Cancer Biology trainee Emily Ashkin for being named a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellow! We recently spoke to Emily to learn more.
Kamir Hiam-Galvez is a postdoctoral fellow working in SCI member Ansuman Satpathy's lab. An immunologist by training, Kamir shared with us about how his journey in cancer research began, and what he's focusing on now in the lab.
In the Spotlight
We are proud to feature the voices of cancer research at Stanford, from the bench to the clinic. The SCI Spotlight connects with Stanford cancer researchers and trainees to provide insight into the work we are doing to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.
We are always looking for ways to highlight the accomplishments of our faculty, trainees, and staff. Please contact us if you have any awards or publications you would like us to amplify.