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Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program

Stanford Cancer Institute
calendar September 16, 2024 8:00 AM to September 18, 2024 3:30 PM

Cardinal Hall
505 Broadway
Redwood City CA 94063

Current cancer research lectures and discussions

The Stanford Cancer Institute’s (SCI) Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Program (CCRTP) is an engaging three day program that invites learners to participate in current cancer research lectures and discussions. 2024 marks the 16th anniversary of this exciting program.

The program’s curriculum consists of plenary sessions followed by half-day sessions on two scientific themes, each featuring three to four presentations. Speakers include nationally and internationally renowned Stanford faculty who will expound on current topics of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research.

SCI invites learners from all levels, including undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral students (residents, clinical fellows, research fellows), and junior faculty, to attend. Individuals from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering, and the School of Humanities and Sciences are highly encouraged to participate. External students are welcome and highly encouraged to participate as well. Other opportunities during CCRTP include poster sessions where learners can showcase research work through a poster session and network with faculty, colleagues, and other peers. At the end of the program, we ask for feedback through a post-event survey to improve the curation of topics further and improve your experience.


8:15 - 9:00  am

Registration Open and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am

Welcome & Plenary Session

9:30 - 11:50 am

SESSION I: Breast Cancer

11:50 - 12:50 pm


12:50 - 2:20 pm

SESSION II: Brain Cancer

2:40 - 4:00 pm

Plenary Session

4:00 - 4:10 PM

Closing Remarks

8:30 - 9:00  am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am

Plenary Session

9:30 - 11:50 am

SESSION III: Drug Discovery and Development

11:50 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 4:00 pm

SESSION IV: How to ...

4:00 - 4:05 pm

Closing Remarks

4:05 - 5:15 PM

Poster Session & Reception

8:30 - 9:00  am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 11:50 am

SESSION V: Hematologic Malignancies

11:50 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 3:20 pm

SESSION VI: AI and Cancer

3:20 - 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Corinne Beinat headshot

Corinne Beinat, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)

Melissa Bondy

Melissa Bondy, PhD

Stanford Medicine Discovery Professor, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

Chris Chen headshot

Christopher Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

Steven Corsello

Steven Corsello, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Steven Artandi headshot

Garry Coles, PhD

Senior Scientist II, Scorpion Therapeutics

Carolyn Bertozzi headshot

Allison Kurian, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Epidemiology and Population Health

Myung Chang Lee headshot

Myung Chang Lee, PhD

Postdoctorate Scientist, Genentech

Jennifer Caswell Jin headshot

Michaela Kiernan, PhD

Senior Research Scholar, Medicine-Med/Stanford Prevention Research Center

Paul Mischel Headshot

Paul Mischel, MD

Fortinet Founders Professor and Professor, by courtesty, or Neurosurgery

Michelle Monje Headshot

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD

Milan Gambhir Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Professor, by courtesty, of Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics, of Pathology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lisa Goldman Rosas headshot

Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor (Research) of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Medicine

Beverly Smolich headshot

Beverly Smolich, PhD

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trials Office, Stanford

Candice Thompson, MD headshot

Candice Thompson, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery

Maxine Umeh Garcia

Maxine Umeh Garcia, PhD

Instructor, Neurosurgery

Zina Good headshot

Zina Good, PhD

Instructor, Stanford Institutes of Medicine


Registration Fee

A registration fee of $70 per person is required.

Stanford STAP Funds or Department Assistance

If you would like to use your STAP funds, learn more about the STAP funds reimbursement process.

If your Stanford Department affiliated training program has approved to cover your registration fee, please have the department administrator contact Sei Lee, seilee@stanford.edu for more information.

Financial Assistance

If you would like to request financial assistance, please submit your request by completing this form by September 1, 2024. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by Sept. 9th.

For questions on financial assistance, please contact Sei Lee.

Registration Questions

For general registration questions, please contact Athena Serapio.

Poster Session

Attendees are invited to participate in the poster session. If you would like to showcase your work, please register for the program and submit your abstract by September 9th. You will submit your abstract via the registration form. Further instructions on poster setup and judging criteria will be emailed to you directly

Abstract Submission: Register here
Deadline: September 9, 2024

After you check in at the registration desk in the lobby, please set up the poster in your designated spot. Please bring your posters ready for display.

Poster dimensions can be up to a maximum of 48x36 inches.  A tack board will be provided to support the posters and supplies (extra tacks, tape).Posters will be on display throughout the day. Presenters should plan on being stationed by their work to answer questions during the lunch break. 

All posters must be removed by the end of the reception on Sept. 18th.

Should you have any questions about your poster session, contact Sei Lee, PhD.

Poster Printing Resources:

Travel Information


This year’s program will be located at:

Stanford Redwood City Conference Center|
Cardinal Hall, 1st Floor
505 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
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Parking map

Visitor parking is available on the first floor of the Barron Parking Garage and outdoor surface lots across the way from Cardinal Hall. Enforcement hours for visitor parking are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no parking kiosk. Visitors must purchase parking through the ParkMobile app.

Barron Parking Garage
2855 Bay Rd, Redwood City CA

Stanford visitors (e.g. faculty and staff from main campus) may use their ‘C’ or ‘A’ parking permits to park in ‘C’ and ‘MC’ spaces at Stanford Redwood City. 

For more information on parking >>


Does attending CCRTP provide some form of verification of attendance/participation?

Yes, at the end of the CCRTP program (Sept. 20th), each participant will receive a physical certificate of attendance.

How can I become a Stanford Cancer Institute member? 

Please see our website for more information on membership types and eligibility requirement.

What are the benefits of attending CCRTP?

You will be able to grow your professional network by attending networking opportunities, and you can find encouragement and inspiration for your research through didactic lectures.

Can high school students attend CCRTP 2024?

    We will not be able to accommodate high school students.

Do you have to be affiliated with Stanford to attend CCRTP?

CCRTP welcomes external learners from the greater community.

Can I receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for participating in CCRTP?

No, this program is not considered for CME credits.

Can we use Stanford STAP funds to cover the registration fee? 

Yes. After you pay for registration, you can submit the receipt for reimbursement. The STAP reimbursement form can be downloaded here. Learn more about the STAP funds reimbursement process.

Can my Stanford department cover the registration fee?

Please contact your administrative assistant for approval. Then, ask them to email Sei Lee, PhD for further instruction.

What if I cannot drive to Stanford Redwood City campus?

Please visit the Stanford Redwood City Transportation webpage for more options.

Where will CCRTP be hosted in 2025?

CCRTP will continue to be hosted at the Stanford main campus area or in neighboring Palo Alto.