Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Laboratory Research Facilities

Basic and translational research into the underlying biology of cancer and its treatment takes place throughout the medical school’s closely integrated campus. In addition to lab space in the Edwards and Grant Science Buildings, SCI investigators carry out their work using the following facilities:

Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Research Building / SIM 1

The Stanford Cancer Institute administration moved into the new Stanford Institutes of Medicine 1 (SIM 1) Lorry Lokey Building in October, 2010. It provides 120,000 square feet of research space for laboratory-based investigators and faculty from the Stanford Cancer Center and the Stem Cell Institute. Sitting next to the CCSR and the Beckman Center, it also houses the Institute of Neuroscience, an animal care facility and other core facilities serving both the Cancer Institute and the two Institutes.

Arastradero Complex

The School of Medicine has entered into a 15-year contract for the Arastradero Complex in Palo Alto. Located four miles from campus, the complex’s two buildings offer 75,000 square feet of newly renovated research and office space, as well as an animal care facility. Building 1 of the complex has been designated for the Stanford Cancer Center and Stem Cell Institute. This facility will house the laboratories of Irv Weissman, MD, Michael Clarke, MD, and other researchers in cancer gene discovery, genomics and experimental therapeutics.

Beckman Center

Founded on the principle that innovation transcends traditional departmental boundaries, Stanford's Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine seeks to integrate laboratory research with clinical medicine by building bridges between the departments of molecular and cellular physiology, developmental biology and biochemistry, among other academic programs. Opened in May 1989, this 175,000 square-foot facility also houses the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, several core facilities, research labs, offices and a fully equipped, 100-person capacity lecture hall.

Center for Clinical Sciences Research

Located next door to the Beckman Center, the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR) promotes translational research by locating basic science and clinical research laboratories in close proximity. Specialties housed in the 214,000 square-foot facility include molecular pharmacology, immunology, genetics, oncology, anatomy, dermatology, bone marrow transplantation, pathology, surgery, radiation and oncology. 489 lab benches, 12 seminar rooms, six conference rooms and two 50-participant auditoriums provide accessible meeting and event space for collaborative efforts.

Clark Center

The James H. Clark Center fosters an unprecedented degree of collaboration between Stanford researchers in medicine, engineering, computer science, physics and the biological sciences. With its warehouse-like lab spaces and shared equipment rooms, the facility caters to the dynamic research needs of diverse faculty while serving as the central hub for the innovative Bio-X program.

Lucas Center

The Richard M. Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging is one of the few centers in the world with major centralized resources devoted to research in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS). The Center has pioneered MRI/MRS technology while developing new techniques that benefit patients with cancer.

Sherman Fairchild Research Building

The Sherman Fairchild Research Building houses laboratory and office space in support of basic and clinical science research in structural biology, biophysics, neurobiology and microbiology and immunology, among other disciplines.

Stanford Blood Center

The Stanford Blood Center provides a broad range of blood products and services for patients at Stanford University Hospital, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital.

In addition to housing the laboratories of several SCC investigators, the Blood Center supports cancer research and treatment at Stanford through its blood bank, histocompatibility and genetics testing facility, flow cytometry facility and clinical virology testing laboratory.








Stanford Genome Technology Center

The Stanford Genome Technology Center houses the instrumentation and informatics required for high throughput genotyping. It also supports the development of new technologies such as oligonucleotide synthesis on barcoded nanoparticles, high-throughput pyrosequencing for genetic analysis and nanosensors for metabolic screening.



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