Stanford Cancer Institute is one of only 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. This designation recognizes the Institute's scientific rigor across its laboratory research and clinical assessments of treatments.
Clinical trials are used to evaluate new and better ways to diagnose, treat and manage symptoms of cancer. Participating in a trial may give you access to experimental treatments that otherwise are not available.
From the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance to gene cloning and customized cancer vaccines, Stanford maintains a long history of firsts that have improved patient outcomes.