Stanford Cancer Institute

Shared Resources

SCI provides expert support services and state-of-the-art equipment to all its members through a number of core facilities

  • Animal Tumor Models

    Offers a variety of animal-based services, including transgenic and knockout models, preclinical oncology and histopathology
  • Medical students attend an anatomy class at the Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University School of Medicine on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Stanford, Calif. (Photo by Jim Gensheimer)

    Biomedical Informatics

    Develop and provide the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB), integrating many data resources such as: EPIC; STRIDE; OnCore; Stanford Cancer Registry; Social Security Death Index; specialized databases in surgical pathology,...
  • Bioscience Screening Facility

    Provides multiple high-throughput screening technologies and support services to advance drug discovery and target identification research.
  • Biostatistics

    Delivers a range of statistical support services, including project design, ongoing evaluation, data interpretation and reporting of results.
  • Cancer Imaging

    Offers a variety of pre-clinical imaging technologies to observe and analyze living models of cancer
  • Cell Sciences Imaging Facility

    Provides a number of advanced imaging systems to study the molecular and structural organization of cells and tissue.
  • Flow Cytometry

    Provides leading-edge cell sorting and analysis services, training, consultation and data management.
  • Genomics

    Offers the latest genomics technologies as well as expertise, services, and scientific support to further cancer-related research.
  • Human Immune Monitoring Center

    Provides sensitive and accurate assays to measure biomarkers relevant to the immune system or specific pathogens.
  • Cyndhavi Narayanan,, at left, and  Megha Agarwal,, perform heart research with stem cells in the Engreitz Lab <check to confirm this is correct> at the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center, BASE Initiative labs, in the Biomedical Innovations Building at Stanford University, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Stanford, Calif. (Photo by Jim Gensheimer)


    Offers spectrometry-based resources to support studies of protein presence, structure and/or function in cancer-related inquiries.
  • Tissue Procurement

    Procures, stores and provides malignant and healthy tissue and blood specimens, and provides staining and pathological review services.
  • Holden Maecker

    Holden Maecker

    Professor (Research) of Microbiology and Immunology

Additional Resources


Canary Center

The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. 

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Spectrum is a Stanford independent research center funded in part by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Its goal is to accelerate and enhance medical research, from basic discovery to improved patient care.

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SPARK Program

SPARK is a unique partnership between university and industry whose purpose is to provide the education and mentorship necessary to advance research discoveries from the bench to the bedside.