Excellence in Scientific Discovery
The Institute's comprehensive investigations extend from the earliest phase of basic discovery to the development of new cancer diagnostics, treatment protocols and prevention strategies
Basic, clinical and translational studies into the biology of cancer and the factors that contribute to its onset and growth.
The most sophisticated technologies and research protocols are offered to SCI members through a number of core facilities.
Inter-disciplinary teams of collaborative investigators partner to foster discovery, application and translation of scientific knowledge.
Scientists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines, all dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer.
Publications, press releases and news are shared with scientists, physicians, patients and friends of the Institute.
Internal and external sources of support for both established cancer research programs and promising new ideas.
The Cancer Clinical Trials Office provides regulatory and administrative services to SCI members conducting clinical trials.
Education and professional development designed to train the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians.
National Cancer Institute Designation
In addition to providing grants and other support to cancer researchers at institutions around the country, the National Cancer Institute employs scientists who conduct basic, clinical, and population-based research, including the study of rare cancers and the translation of laboratory findings to the clinic.
More about our NCI Designation
October 1, 2021
Breast cancer mutations don’t lower survival rates
Newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer patients who carry common cancer-associated mutations have similar or better short-term survival rates than those with no mutations, researchers report.
August 25, 2021
Neurosurgeon gives teen his life back
After years of practicing surgery techniques in a part of the brain known as a “no man’s land,” Juan Fernandez-Miranda was able to remove a complex pituitary gland tumor from a Lebanese teenager.
August 16, 2021
Robot aids cancer surgery
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare physician performs surgery on a cancer patient with the help of a da Vinci robotic system. The technology eases patients’ recovery and offers surgeons a clear view of the procedure.