The Division of Oncology is dedicated to developing multidisciplinary and lifesaving treatments for people worldwide who are affected by cancer. At the forefront of ground breaking treatments for cancer, our faculty is involved in more than 100 clinical trials to develop diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to various types of cancer.
D-limonene could offset dry mouth in cancer patients
A Stanford collaboration between clinical and basic science researchers has led to the identification of a compound that could improve the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.
PET tracer predicts success of cancer ‘vaccine’
With a radioactive tracer, scientists can use a PET scan to quickly tell whether a cancer immunotherapy will be effective or not, according to a new Stanford study.
Multigene tests for breast cancer on the rise
Tests to detect mutations in multiple genes are replacing BRCA-only analyses in women with breast cancer, according to a study by scientists at Stanford and several other institutions. Greater access to genetic counselors needed.
For ‘Project Lung,’ research gets personal
When James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, researchers had a rare, and unexpected, opportunity to study healthy and diseased human tissue at an unprecedented level of detail.
Henrietta Lacks family members speak
Grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks, whose tissue sample became the source of the first immortalized cell line, spoke at an event featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Conferences and Workshops
Bones, Body and Brain MRI: Stanford Imaging Update 2018
Marriott Wailea Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii
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Non-Stanford CME Courses of Interest
17th Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers: A Case-Based Approach
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