Stanford Cancer Institute

Translating Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care

Transforming Cancer Care

Stanford Cancer Initiative is an ambitious program to transform the care experience of every cancer patient treated at Stanford. The Initiative combines the latest research and information management protocols with multi-disciplinary, patient-centered care to improve quality of life and overall health outcomes. Integrating leading-edge research and comprehensive care to dramatically change the prognosis and treatment of cancer.

National Cancer Institute Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation signifies that the Stanford Cancer Institute maintains the highest standards of scientific rigor in every aspect of cancer study, from laboratory research to clinical assessments of treatments.

News & Publications

  • Protein increases signals that protect cancer cells

    Researchers have identified a link between the expression of a cancer-related gene and cell-surface molecules that protect tumors from the immune system.

  • Long-distance diagnoses bring heartfelt gifts

    Over the last 12 years, Eduardo Zambrano has received as many as 1,000 tumor samples from pediatric oncologists in Latin American countries who treat poor, young cancer patients.

  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes to spread of breast cancer in mice

    Researchers have found evidence that vitamin D suppresses the expression of a gene known to accelerate the growth of breast cancer.