Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Why Choose Stanford?

Welcome to the Stanford Cancer Center. We know that a cancer diagnosis can be a stressful time for patients and their families and are here to help every step of the way. Our doctors, nurses and staff are dedicated to healing patients and offer the most effective treatment in a caring and compassionate environment.

Our Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Patients receiving care in the Stanford Cancer Center have access to the full complement of our specialists, many of whom are nationally recognized experts in their field. At our weekly Multidisciplinary Patient Review Boards, physicians from many different specialties collaborate with nurses, psychosocial services and other experts to develop the best treatment options we can offer. Genetic testing and counseling are also an integral part of our treatment approach.

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Our Commitment to Quality

Stanford is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center, a testament to our scientific excellence. We are also one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 23 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

US News & World Report consistently recognizes Stanford as one of the top hospitals in America for cancer care. Our Magnet® designation acknowledges the hospital for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practices. Stanford is also certified by ASCO as a Quality Oncology Practice Initiative(QOPI®) program, demonstrating a proven commitment to quality patient care and safety.

Our Legacy Of Cancer Discoveries

Behind many of today's most successful cancer treatments is research that originated at Stanford. We are pioneers in new diagnostic imaging techniques used to target, treat, and, whenever possible, eliminate cancer. From the discovery of antibody and biologic therapies that harness the patient's immune system to successfully combat cancer, to the development of the new radiation therapy technology we continue to transform cutting-edge research into world-class patient care.

Our Novel Clinical Trials

Translational medicine is the cornerstone of our cancer treatment programs, with more than 300 clinical trials underway at Stanford. We leverage the expertise of hundreds of physicians and researchers working together to unravel cancer's secrets. Our physician scientists are actively investigating revolutionary therapies that are on their way to becoming tomorrow's standard of cancer care.

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