Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Department: Stanford Cancer Institute

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  • Saul A. Rosenberg, MD, Professor of Lymphoma
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Burkitt's Lymphoma
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    Research Interest

    Clinical investigation in Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas and cutaneous lymphomas. Experimental therapeutics with novel chemotherapy and biologically targeted therapies.

    The research program is highly collaborative with radiation oncology, industry, pathology and dermatology.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Hematopoietic Stem cell biology-created a SCID mouse model to study engraftment of cord blood derived hematopoietic cells and use of this model to develop gene transfer technology for Fanconi anemia.Clinical research interests are to develop new protocols to reduce toxicity from high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and development of a comprehensive late effects clinic for the long term follow up of transplant patients.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Lymphoma
    • B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Research Interest

    My research is focused on attaining a better understanding of the initiation, maintenance, and progression of tumors, and their response to current therapies toward improving future treatment strategies. In this effort, I employ tools from functional genomics, computational biology, molecular genetics, and mouse models.

    Clinically, I specialize in the care of patients with lymphomas, working on translating our findings in prospective cancer clinical trials.

  • Kenneth Fong Professor and Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    I refer you to my web page for detailed list of interests, projects and publications. In addition to pressing the link here, you can search "Russ Altman" on http://www.google.com/

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
    • Hereditary Endocrine Disorders
    • Endocrinology
    Research Interest

    The ANNES LABORATORY of Molecular Endocrinology: Leveraging Chemical Biology to Treat Endocrine Disorders

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    The prevalence of diabetes is increasing at a staggering rate. By the year 2050 an astounding 25% of Americans will be diabetic. The goal of my research is to uncover therapeutic strategies to stymie the ensuing diabetes epidemic. To achieve this goal we have developed a variety of innovate experimental approaches to uncover novel approaches to curing diabetes.

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  • Clinical Focus
    • Psychology
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Interpersonal Relations
    Research Interest

    Teaching & clinical interests include: Supervision, training, and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows and residents; consultation. Brief and long-term therapy: CBT, IPT, mood regulation & psychodynamic approaches.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    Research interest in utilizing post-transplant adoptive cellular immunotherapy to reduce GVHD and relapse in patients with high risk hematologic malignancies.

  • Ronald F. Dorfman, MBBch, FRCPath Professor in Hematopathology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
    • Hematopathology
    • Pathology
    Research Interest

    I study molecular genetic and immunophenotypic changes in human hematopoietic neoplasms. These include acute and chronic leukemias, lymphoma, and splenic tumors.

  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Biochemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    Telomeres are nucleoprotein complexes that protect chromosome ends and shorten with cell division and aging. We are interested in how telomere shortening influences cancer, stem cell function, aging and human disease. Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase that synthesizes telomere repeats and is expressed in stem cells and in cancer. We have found that telomerase also regulates stem cells and we are pursuing the function of telomerase through diverse genetic and biochemical approaches.

  • Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Infectious Diseases, Pediatric
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection, focusing on the functional roles of particular viral gene products in pathogenesis and virus-cell interactions in differentiated human cells in humans and in Scid-hu mouse models of VZV cell tropisms in vivo, and the immunobiology of VZV infections.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Biology) and of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our research is aimed at defining the pathways of p53-mediated apoptosis and tumor suppression, using a combination of biochemical, cell biological, and mouse genetic approaches. Our strategy is to start by generating hypotheses about p53 mechanisms of action using primary mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEFs), and then to test them using gene targeting technology in the mouse.

  • Professor of Pathology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Genetic and cell biological analyses of signals controlling cell polarity and morphogenesis. Frizzled signaling and cytoskeletal organization.

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  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Biophysical mechanisms of host defense peptides (a.k.a. "antimicrobial peptides") and mimics; also, molecular and cellular biophysics of human innate immune responses.

  • The Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Developmental Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Function of Hedgehog proteins and other extracellular signals in morphogenesis (pattern formation), in injury repair and regeneration (pattern maintenance). We study how the distribution of such signals is regulated in tissues, how cells perceive and respond to distinct concentrations of signals, and how such signaling pathways arose in evolution. We also study the normal roles of such signals in stem-cell physiology and their abnormal roles in the formation and expansion of cancer stem cells.

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    Applications of computer graphics to medical imaging, with emphasis on diagnosis of bowel pathology using virtual colonoscopy. Dynamic joint imaging with open Magnetic Resonance Imaging system.

  • Associate Professor of Developmental Biology, of Computer Science and of Pediatrics (Genetics)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Bejerano, co-discoverer of ultraconserved elements, studies the Human Genome. His research focuses on genome sequence and function in both humans and related primate, mammalian and vertebrate species. He is deeply interested in mapping both coding and non-coding genome sequence variation to phenotype differences, and in extracting specific genetic insights from high throughput sequencing measurements, in the contexts of development and developmental abnormalities.

  • Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecologic Cancers - Gynecologic Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We use genetic, genomic and cell biological approaches to study cell fate acquisition, focusing on cases where cell fate is correlated with asymmetric cell division.

  • Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    • Pediatric Heart Transplantation
    • Pediatric Heart Failure
    Research Interest

    1. Role of the G protein coupled receptors in regulating mitochondrial structure and function.
    2. Differences between R and L ventricular responses to stress, including gene expression and miR regulation.
    3. Using iPSC-derived myocytes to understand heart failure and congenital heart disease.
    4. Tools for evaluation of cardiac physiology in transgenic mice and isolated cardiomyocytes.
    5. Anti-body mediated rejection.
    6. Biomarkers for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Hematology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hemostasis Thrombosis
    • Anticoagulation
  • Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    • Radiology, Pediatric
    Research Interest

    Studies on apoptotic cell death in vivo using the H MRS phenomenon.

  • The Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor and Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Prof. Helen Blau's research area is regenerative medicine with a focus on stem cells. Her research on nuclear reprogramming and demonstrating the plasticity of cell fate using cell fusion is well known and her laboratory has also pioneered the design of biomaterials to mimic the in vivo microenvironment and direct stem cell fate. Current findings are leading to more efficient iPS generation, cell based therapies by dedifferentiation a la newts, and discovery of novel molecules and therapies.

  • Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Medical Oncology
    • Cancer Survivorship
    Research Interest

    Use of medical informatics to improve quality delivery in cancer care

  • Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Otolaryngology
    • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat)
    • Cochlear Implantation
    Research Interest

    Inner ear microendoscopy -- Developing techniques for minimally-invasive imaging of inner ear microanatomy and neural pysiology. Applications include improved cochlear implant development, inner ear regenerative techniques, inner ear surgery, and auditory physiology.

    Microsurgical robotics -- Developing scalable microsurgical instrumentation and robotic techniques for use in head and neck surgery.

    Surgical Simulation -- Immersive environment for temporal bone surgical simulation.

  • Professor (Research) of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Gynecology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Gynecology
    • Advanced Contraception
    Research Interest

    Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Low Resource Settings:

    Through a collaboration with Population Services International, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES) provides technical direction in a program designed to improve access to and uptake of family planning, particularly Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants, in 14 developing countries globally. The first year saw insertion of over 280,000 IUDs.

  • Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Our lab uses chemical, biochemical, and cell biological methods to study protease function in human disease. Projects include:

    1) Design and synthesis of novel chemical probes for each of the primary protease families.

    2) Understanding the role of proteolysis in the life cycle of the human parasites, Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii.

    3) Defining the specific functional roles of proteases during the process of tumorogenesis.

    4) In vivo imaging of protease activity

  • Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Research interests: ocular pathology, host-pathogen interactions in infectious disease, infectious disease in frogs, phenotypic characterization of tg and ko mice, histopathology of minimally-invasive radiological ablation techniques (focused ultrasound, cryoablation).

  • Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    • Multiple Myeloma
    Research Interest

    Regulation of expression of oncogenes in normal and malignant hematologic cells.

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematopathology
    Research Interest

    Our goal is to understand the lymphocyte genotype-phenotype relationships in healthy human immunity and in immunological diseases. We apply new technologies and data analysis approaches to this challenge, particularly high-throughput DNA sequencing and single-cell monoclonal antibody generation, in parallel with other functional assays.

  • Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urologic Oncology
    • Male Cancers - Prostate
    • Prostate Cancer
    Research Interest

    We use genomic approaches to identify disease biomarkers. We are most interested in translating biomarkers into clinical practice in urological diseases with a particular focus in cancer.

  • Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation / Infectious Diseases
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We seek to understand the mechanisms responsible for the resistance of cancers to treatment and to develop strategies to overcome these resistances. We are using molecular and cellular techniques and mouse models to potentiate the activity of radiation on tumors by inhibiting the bone marrow rescue of the tumor vasculature following therapy.

  • Professor of Biochemistry
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Brown's research group uses diverse experimental and computational methods to investigate the logic and mechanisms that control a genome's expression program. The Brown laboratory is systematically characterizing the genetic scripts that control the expression of our genes, in normal development and physiology and in diseases like cancer, with a particular focus on post-transcriptional regulation. The Brown lab also develops strategies and assays for early detection and diagnosis of cancer.

  • Associate Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    Our lab studies the molecular basis of longevity. We are interested in the mechanism of action of known longevity genes, including FOXO and SIRT, in the mammalian nervous system. We are particularly interested in the role of these longevity genes in neural stem cells. We are also discovering novel genes and processes involved in aging using two short-lived model systems, the invertebrate C. elegans and an extremely short-lived vertebrate, the African killifish N. furzeri.

  • Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research focuses on analyzing genome wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine. My group works on a variety of organisms and model systems ranging from humans and other primates to domesticated plant and animals. Much of our research is at the interface of computational biology, mathematical genetics, and evolutionary genomics.

  • Klaus Bensch Professor in Pathology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology Anatomic
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Our interests include:
    1) The physiology and significance of lymphocyte homing in local and systemic immunity;
    2) biochemical and genetic studies of molecules that direct leukocyte recruitment;
    3) cellular and molecular genetic studies of leukocyte chemotaxis and the role of chemokines;
    4) vascular differentiation in normal and pathologic inflammatory states;
    5) systems and chemical biology approaches to understanding the regulation of lymphocyte trafficking programs.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine) & of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science, of Medicine (Immunology) & (BMIR) & of Pathology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    The Butte Lab at Stanford builds and applies tools that convert more than 300 billion points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data -- measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade -- into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Pediatric Allergy/Immun
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory's goal is to address fundamental and therapeutic questions in immunology using innovative nanotechnological and biophysical approaches to visualize and manipulate cells. Our primary focus is on understanding the molecular controls that balance T cell activation versus tolerance. The ultimate aim of our work is to manipulate T cell signaling pathways to control immunologically-mediated diseases.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Urologic Oncology
    • Prostate Cancer

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  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Medicine (Oncology and General Internal Medicine/Medical Informatics) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Medical Oncology
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Prevention
    Research Interest

    Clinical investigations in breast cancer include institutional and NSABP studies of chemoprevention, adjuvant therapy, psychosocial interventions, treatment of metastatic disease, methods of decreasing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and modulation of multidrug resistance. Research in meta-analysis includes the performance of meta-analysis in a wide variety of settings in cancer treatment by the international Meta-Analysis Group in Cancer.

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pain Management
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Anesthesia
    Research Interest

    Factors causing prolonged post-surgical pain and prolonged opioid use.

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    Research Interest

    Molecular mechanisms of intestinal cell growth control; function and regulation of the Src family of tyrosine kinases in normal cells, and their deregulation in cancer cells.

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • Skin Cancer
    Research Interest

    Our current studies focus on aging and skin cancers in human beings and are clinical and translational in nature:
    1) genetics and epigenetics to promote healthy aging of human skin
    2) genetics and epigenetics of human non-melanoma skin cancers and drug resistance
    3) novel therapies to promote healthy aging of the skin
    4) novel therapies for non-melanoma skin cancers

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    I specialize in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. I am interested in developing stereotactic body radiotherapy for tumors of the liver, both primary and metastatic. I am interested in developing functional imaging as a means of determining treatment response with radiation. I am also interested in developing image-guided radiotherapy to improve radiation delivery for GI cancers to reduce toxicity and improve disease outcome.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Chang's research interests and activities include:

    • The etiology of virus-associated malignancies, including Hodgkin lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma

    • The etiologic role of immune-related risk factors in cancer, especially lymphoid malignancies

    • The prevention of hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma

    • Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and survival, particularly among Asians and Asian Americans

  • Professor of Dermatology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • General Dermatology
    Research Interest

    Our research is focused on how the activities of hundreds or even thousands of genes (gene parties) are coordinated to achieve biological meaning. We have pioneered methods to predict, dissect, and control large-scale gene regulatory programs; these methods have provided insights into human development, cancer, and aging.

  • Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Neurosciences Professor
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors - Neuro Oncology
    Research Interest

    Clinical research includes studies in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms and AVMs, as well as the use of radiosurgery to treat tumors and vascular malformations of the brain and spine.

    Dr. Chang is C0-Director of the Cyberknife Radiosurgery Program.

    Dr. Chang is also the head of the The Stanford Neuromolecular Innovation Program with the goal of developing new technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by neurological conditions.

  • Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory combines synthetic chemistry and developmental biology to investigate the molecular events that regulate embryonic patterning, tissue regeneration, and tumorigenesis. We are currently using genetic and small-molecule approaches to study the molecular mechanisms of Hedgehog signaling, and we are developing chemical technologies to perturb and observe the genetic programs that underlie vertebrate development.

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Otolaryngology
    • Hearing loss
    • Cholesteotoma
    Research Interest

    Active Wnt signaling maintains somatic stem cells in many organ systems. Using Wnt target genes as markers, we have characterized distinct cell populations with stem cell behavior in the inner ear, an organ thought to be terminally differentiated. Ongoing work focuses on delineating the developing significance of these putative stem/progenitor cells and their behavior after damage.

  • Associate Professor (Research) of Radiology (General Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    To develop novel molecular imaging probes and techniques for non-invasively early detection of cancer using multimodality imaging technologies including PET, SPECT, MRI, optical imaging, etc.

  • Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cancer Genetics
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    • Pathology
    Research Interest

    The use of molecular and molecular cytogenetic methods to identify chromosomal abnormalities in acquired and congenital disorders.

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hepatology (Liver)
    Research Interest

    Dr. Cheung's research interests focus on liver diseases, with emphasis on viral hepatitis. His past research include investigating the mechanism of viral neutralization of hepatitis B virus at the molecular level and immune response to hepatitis C virus. Dr. Cheung is studing various aspects of hepatitis C, both clinical and translational research.

  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Contribution of T cells to immunocompetence and autoimmunity; how the immune system clears infection, avoids autoimmunity and how infection impacts on the development of immune responses.

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology amd, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neurology - Child Neurology
    • Neuro-oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory studies childhood brain tumors with a particular focus on medulloblastoma and pediatric high grade glioma, two of the most aggressive types of brain tumors in children. We utilize both 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' strategies to understand the biology of these tumors and identify new therapeutic avenues to more effectively treat these diseases.

  • Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Biochemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Oncology
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory focuses on understanding how cells respond to DNA damage. Our research currently involves areas that interact with each other: repair of radiation damage, and transcriptional responses to DNA damage.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our lab is interested in understanding molecular processes that underlie aging and age-associated pathologies in mammals. We focus on a family of genes, the SIRTs, which regulate stress resistance and lifespan in lower organisms such as yeast, worms, and flies. In mammals, we recently uncovered a number of ways in which SIRT factors may contribute to cellular and organismal aging by regulating resistance to various forms of stress. We have now begun to characterize the molecular mechanisms b

  • Assistant Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urologic Oncology
    • Prostate Cancer - Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
    • Kidney Cancer - Urologic Oncology
    Research Interest

    Renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer outcomes research and epidemiology.

  • Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Genomic instability contributes to many diseases, but it also underlies many natural processes. The Cimprich lab is focused on understanding how mammalian cells maintain genomic stability in the context of DNA replication stress and DNA damage. We are interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the cellular response to replication stress and DNA damage as well as the links between DNA damage and replication stress to human disease.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Clarke'’s research efforts are centered in five areas: 1) the epidemiology of breast cancer, 2) the epidemiology of lymphoid malignancies 3) immunologic and viral causes of malignancy, 4) cancer surveillance and creative uses of and ways to visually display cancer surveillance data (e.g, SEER, cancer registry data) and more recently, 5) internet-based, patient-centric methods for recruitment and data collection in epidemiologic studies.

  • Karel H. and Avice N. Beekhuis Professor in Cancer Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Oncology (Cancer)
    • Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    Dr. Clarke maintains a laboratory focused on two areas of research: i) the control of self-renewal of normal stem cells and diseases such as cancer and hereditary diseases; and ii) the identification and characterization of cancer stem cells. His laboratory is investigating how perturbations of stem cell regulatory machinery contributes to human disease. In particular, the laboratory is investigating epigenetic regulators of self renewal, the process by which stem cells regenerate themselves.

  • Lindhard Family Professor in Pediatric Cancer Biology and Professor of Pathology
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    • Anatomic Pathology
    Research Interest

    The role of oncoproteins in cancer and development; molecular and cellular biology of hematologic malignancies; targeted molecular therapies of cancer.

  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Molecular Bioengineering, Protein Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Molecular Imaging

  • Deborah E. Addicott - John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family Professor in Pediatrics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology, Pediatric
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Oncology (Cancer), Pediatric
    Research Interest

    My research interests extend from hypothesis-driven studies in biochemistry and cell biology to discovery-driven interests in proteomics and systems biology to clinical treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia of children, and pediatric palliative care.

  • Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We study RNA decay and mechanisms that affect microbial antibiotic resistance, as well as the exploitation of host genes by pathogens. A small bioinformatics team within our lab has developed knowledge based systems to aid in investigations of gene expression on a genome-wide basis.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology (Cancer)
    Research Interest

    Multi- modality treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

    Phase 1 clinical trials

  • Associate Professor of Urology, Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My main recent interest is the application of Biomedical Engineering approaches for the clinical visualization and characterization of the static and dynamic properties of pelvic floor function. This extends to ultrasound Imaging and image processing, construction of computer models and biomechanics analysis of pelvic floor function. It is envisioned that these considerations are important constituents of the clinical evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction and urodynamics.

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Radiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We develop and use the tools of molecular imaging to understand oncogenesis, reveal patterns of cell migration in immunosurveillance, monitor gene expression, visualize stem cell biology, and assess the distribution of pathogens in living animal models of human biology and disease. Biology doesn't occur in "a vacuum" or on coated plates--it occurs in the living body and that's were we look for biological patterns and responses to insult.

  • Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Cardiovascular Medicine
    Research Interest

    Our translational research program in vascular regeneration is focused on generating and characterizing vascular cells from human induced pluripotential stem cells. We are also studying the therapeutic application of these cells in murine models of peripheral arterial disease. In these studies we leverage our longstanding interest in endothelial signaling, eg by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) as well as by nicotinic cholinergic receptors (nAChR).

  • Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research develops theory and methodology to perform statistical inference about the latent structure of complex systems. I am collaborating with individuals in the Cancer Center on data from phospho flow cytometry and protein arrays.

  • Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Pulmonary Med
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    • Pediatric Pulmonary
  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology  > Leukemia - Acute and Chronic
    • Hematology
    Research Interest

    My research integrates clinical care of patients with novel treatments for a variety of hematologic disorders. I see patients with a wide range of problems with a particular focus on chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma. I provide comprehensive consultative services as well as treatment for both the acute and chronic leukemias as well as non-malignant conditions such as clotting disorders and thrombocytopenia.

  • Department of Pathology Professor in Experimental Pathology and Professor of Developmental Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Clinical Focus
    • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Chromatin regulation and its roles in human cancer and the development of the nervous system. Engineering new methods for studying and controlling chromatin in living cells.

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  • Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Ped Hematology/Oncology
    Research Interest

    Hematology/Oncology, Phase I drug studies for childhood cancer, overcoming multidrug resistance in leukemia and solid tumors, biology and treatment of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, early detection of central nervous system leukemia by measuring growth, factor binding proteins.

  • Associate Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Radiology
    • Pediatric Radiology
    • Pediatric Oncology Imaging
    Research Interest

    As a physician-scientist involved in the care of patients and investigating novel "cellular imaging" technologies, my goal is to develop innovative, non-invasive, clinically applicable imaging solutions to significant problems in disease diagnosis. My research team works on novel "cellular imaging" techniques for improved detection and characterization of malignant tumors, for the diagnosis of immune system disorders and for in vivo evaluation of stem cell transplants.

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Otolaryngology
    • Laryngology
    Research Interest

    Advanced MRI imaging for laryngeal cancer and swallowing disorders; applications of robotics in microlaryngeal surgery; high speed digital imaging of vocal fold vibration; the effects of hormones and anabolic steroids on vocal function.

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    1. MRI of Breast Cancer, particularly new techniques. Currently being explored are techniques including ultra high spatial resolution MRI and contrast-agent-free detection of breast tumors.

    2. MRI-guided interventions, especially MRI-guided cryosurgery of prostate cancer

  • The Burt and Marion Avery Family Professor
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte recognition and differentiation; Systems immunology and human immunology; vaccination and infection.

  • Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We are using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Human to conduct whole genome analysis projects. The yeast genome sequence has approximately 6,000 genes. We have made a set of haploid and diploid strains (21,000) containing a complete deletion of each gene. In order to facilitate whole genome analysis each deletion is molecularly tagged with a unique 20-mer DNA sequence. This sequence acts as a molecular bar code and makes it easy to identify the presence of each deletion.

  • Assistant Professor of Structural Biology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular imaging technologies for studying cancer biology in vivo

  • Associate Professor (Research) of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Desai is the Director of the Quantitative Sciences Unit. She is interested in the application of biostatistical methods to all areas of medicine including oncology, nephrology, and endocrinology. She works on methods for the analysis of epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and studies with missing observations.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Interstitial Lung Diseases
    Research Interest

    Development and maintenance of alveolar epithelium; alveolar morphogenesis and repair; lung adenocarcinoma cell type of origin

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Although stress has a bad reputation the fight-or-flight stress response is nature's fundamental survival system. Our laboratory elucidates mechanisms that mediate the newly appreciated immunoenhancing effects of short-term stress versus the well known immunosuppressive effects of long-term stress. We investigate stress effects on leukocyte trafficking, cytokine gene/protein expression, and innate/adaptive immunity, in preclinical & clinical models of skin immunity, vaccines, surgery, & cancer.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Thoracic Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory focuses on two main areas: 1) cancer stem cell biology and 2) novel biomarkers for identifying the presence of malignant cells (diagnostic), predicting outcome (prognostic), and predicting response to therapy (predictive). Areas of study include cancers of the lung, breast, and gastrointestinal system. Clinically I specialize in the treatment of lung cancer and applications of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and perform both prospective and retrospective clinical studies.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer  > Accelerated Breast Radiation
    • General Surgery
    Research Interest

    My research interests are focused on minimizing the impact of breast cancer from a diagnostic and therapuetic standpoint. Breast MRI is a powerful tool to facilitate the screening for and staging of breast cancer, and can be valuable adjunct to guide breast surgery. Oncoplastic surgical techniques optimize cosmesis after breast cancer surgery. Accelerated radiotherapy after lumpectomy decreases radiotherapy treatment times from 6 weeks to just 1 to 5 days.

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
    • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neurological Surgery
    Research Interest

    Dr. Dodd is involved in clinical trials using endovascular coils that have a fiber coating that help heal aneurysms of the neck and can prevent an aneurysm from reforming. He uses minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to treat brain tumors.

    Dodd's research interests are in cerebral blood vessel reactivity and stroke.

  • Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Lymphoma
    • Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    Combined Modality Treatment of Cancer
    Late Effects of Treatment
    Genetic Effects of Cancer
    Rhabdomyosarcoma
    Hodgkins Disease
    Pediatric Radiation Oncolgy
    Pediatric Oncolgy
    Breast Cancer
    Conformal Radiotherapy/IMRT
    Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases

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  • Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Falkow is no longer taking students or postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. He is actively engaged in undergraduate teaching and course development in the medical school

  • Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Immunology and Rheumatology
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Research Interest

    My lab of molecular and cellular immunology is interested in research in the general field of T cell activation and autoimmunity. We use lentiviral mediated transduction of murine dendritic cells with immunoregulatory proteins for site specific and targeted immunotherapy. We have identified and characterized a gene (GRAIL) that seems to control T cell anergy. We have recently characterized a gene (Deaf1) that seems to play a major role in peripheral tolerance in T1D.

  • Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor II in the School of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Otolaryngology
    • Head and Neck Tumor Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Endocrinology
    Research Interest

    The overall goal of our research is to understand on both a molecular and systemic level how hormones regulate stem cell fate decisions and the role these pathways play in both physiology and disease. We use molecular biology and in vivo models to elucidate mechanisms of regulating cell fate determination by the endocrine system. Understanding these processes has profound and broad implications for both science and health.

  • Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism), Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    Studies of the role of the vitamin D receptor in the action of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, the active vitamin D hormone. Current efforts are evaluating the vitamin D receptor in breast and prostate cancer, osteoporosis and rickets.

  • Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Human genetic and cultural evolution, mathematical biology, demography of China

  • Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Hodgkin's Disease - Hematology
    • Hodgkin's Disease - Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory investigates how oncogenes initiate and sustain tumorigenesis. I have developed model systems whereby I can conditionally activate oncogenes in normal human and mouse cells in tissue culture or in specific tissues of transgenic mice. In particular using the tetracycline regulatory system, I have generated a conditional model system for MYC-induced tumors. I have shown that cancers caused by the conditional over-expression of the MYC proto-oncogene regress with its inactivation.

  • Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    In the course of evolution,two of the strongest selective forces in nature,light and sex, have left their mark on living organisms. I am interested in how the development and function of the nervous system reflects these events. We use the reproductive system to understand how social behavior influences the main system of reproductive action controlled by a collection of cells in the brain containing gonodotropin releasing hormone(GnRH)

  • Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Biochemistry
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My lab has two main goals: to understand mitotic regulation and to understand the systems-level logic of simple signaling circuits. We often make use of Xenopus laevis oocytes, eggs, and cell-free extracts for both sorts of study. We also carry out single-cell fluorescence imaging studies on mammalian cell lines. Our experimental work is complemented by computational and theoretical studies aimed at identifying the design principles of regulatory circuits.

  • George D. Smith Professor in Molecular and Genetic Medicine and Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We study natural cellular mechanisms for adapting to genetic change. These include systems activated during normal development and those for detecting and responding to foreign or unwanted genetic activity. Underlying these studies are questions of how a cells can distinguish information as "self" versus "nonself" or "wanted" versus "unwanted".

  • Colleen Haas Chair in the School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology
    Research Interest

    Clinical expertise in GI cancers with research which emphasizes Phase I and II clinical trials of novel therapies but also includes translational studies including biomarkers, molecular imaging, tumor immunology and development of immunotherapeutic trials.

  • Bing Director of the Program in Human Biology, Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology & Prof of Pediatrics &, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at SUMC
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Neurology - Child Neurology
    • Neuro-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Clinical neuro-oncology: My research explores the epidemiology, natural history, and disease patterns of brain tumors in childhood, as well as prospective clinical trials for treating these neoplasms. Research interests also include neurologic effects of cancer and its therapies, and childhood headaches.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Cancer Genetics
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers - Genetics
    Research Interest

    Mammalian DNA repair and DNA damage inducible responses; p53 tumor suppressor gene; transcription in nucleotide excision repair and mutagenesis; genetic determinants of cancer cell sensitivity to DNA damage; genetics of inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes and human GI malignancies; clinical cancer genetics of BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer and mismatch repair deficient colon cancer.

  • C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cardiology (Heart), Preventive
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Prevention
    Research Interest

    Dr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We study the regulation and evolution of gene expression using a combination of experimental and computational approaches.

    Our work brings together quantitative genetics, genomics, epigenetics, and evolutionary biology to achieve a deeper understanding of how genetic variation within and between species affects genome-wide gene expression and ultimately shapes the phenotypic diversity of life.

  • Consulting Professor, Health Research & Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Chronic disease epidemiology, particularly cancer, cardiovascular disease, adverse effects of smoking, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, evaluation of screening tests.
    Most of my career has been in the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research where I was Director for 7 years and am still active. I especially enjoy mentoring students and trainees at Stanford.

  • Professor of Biology and of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The long term goal of our research is to understand how proteins fold in living cells. My lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental questions about molecular chaperones, protein folding and degradation. In addition to basic mechanistic principles, we aim to define how impairment of cellular folding and quality control are linked to disease, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and examine whether reengineering chaperone networks can provide therapeutic strategies.

  • Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology and Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Regulation of stem cell division and self-renewal Cell type specific transcription machinery and regulation of cell differentiation Developmental regulation of cell cycle progression during male meiosis Molecular dissection of the mechanism of cytokinesis.

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  • The Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    The goals of Dr. Galli's laboratory are to understand the regulation of mast cell and basophil development and the expression of mast cell and basophil function, and to develop and use genetic approaches to elucidate the roles of these cells in health and disease.

  • Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and Materials Sci & Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiology
    • PET Scan
    Research Interest

    My laboratory focuses on merging advances in molecular biology with those in biomedical imaging to advance the new field of molecular imaging. Methods to image gene expression in living subjects have been developed. Newer approaches to image fundamental cellular events with optical and radiolabeled probes are under active investigation. These imaging approaches are expected to have a fundamental impact in the study of cancer biology, as well as in molecular therapeutics including gene therapy

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Sarcoma
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    Research Interest

    Giant cell tumor of the bone
    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Soft tissue sarcoma
    Osteosarcoma

  • Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • General Practice
    Research Interest

    Topics in the health economics of aging; health, insurance; optimal screening intervals; cost-effectiveness of, coronary surgery in the elderly; health care financing and delivery, in the United States and Japan; coronary heart disease

  • Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Structural Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Structural and functional studies of transmembrane receptor interactions with their ligands in systems relevant to human health and disease - primarily in immunity, infection, and neurobiology. We study these problems using protein engineering, structural, biochemical, and combinatorial biology approaches.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    The role of nutrition in individual and societal health, with particular interests in: plant-based diets, differential response to low-carb vs. low-fat weight loss diets by insulin resistance status, chronic disease prevention, randomized controlled trials, human nutrition, community based studies, Community Based Participatory Research, sustainable food movement (animal rights and welfare, global warming, human labor practices), stealth health, nutrition policy, nutrition guidelines

  • Instructor, Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
    Ph.D. Student in Cancer Biology, admitted Summer 2011
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Surgery
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    During the last five years, we have identified several small molecules that kill VHL deficient renal cancer cells through a synthetic lethal screening approach. Another major interest of my laboratory is in identifying hypoxia-induced genes involved in invasion and metastases. We are also investigating how hypoxia regulates gene expression epigenetically.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors - Radiation Oncology
    • Cyberknife/radiosurgery
    Research Interest

    Dr. Gibbs is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of CNS tumors. Her research focuses on developing new radiation techniques to manage brain and spinal tumors in adults and children. Dr. Gibbs has gained worldwide acclaim for her expertise in Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery.

  • Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urologic Oncology
    • Bladder Cancer - Urologic Oncology
    • Bladder Cancer
    Research Interest

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia- Evaluation and development of new minimally invasive techniques

    Endourology: developing, designing and evaluating new instruments

    Bladder cancer: outcomes of treatment

    BPH: cryotherapy and HIFU

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Glaser’'s interests in cancer epidemiology focus primarily on Hodgkin lymphoma, breast cancer, and surveillance research (the use of population-based cancer and other data to monitor cancer occurrence and related population patterns). In these areas, her work addresses cancer etiology and outcomes related to several risk factors, including EBV and HIV.

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Psychology and of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    The work in the Radiological Sciences Laboratory is devoted to the advancement of imaging sciences for applications in diagnostic radiology. We collaborate closely with departmental clinicians and with others in the school of medicine, humanities, and the engineering sciences. The laboratory's activities include development of both CT and MR imaging techniques, with spiral CT.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer - Radiation Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Head and Neck Cancers - Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    Head and neck, interstitial
    Bladder, prostate, breast
    IORT, stereotactic, pituitary (and brain)
    Osteos and other sarcomas, clinical hyperthermia

  • Research Interest

    As a cancer epidemiologist with a focus on surveillance research and social epidemiology, Dr. Gomez conducts research in two broad areas: 1) methodologic studies aimed at enhancing cancer registry data for studies of race/ethnicity and social determinants in cancer incidence and outcomes; and 2) studies to elucidate the underlying social factors responsible for racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities, particularly those identified through surveillance data.

  • Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine), Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric
    • Radioimmunotherapy
    Research Interest

    Radio-immunotherapy. Medical Imaging Processing. Quantification for diagnosis Clinical validations

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    Research Interest

    My research interests include phase I/II clinical trial evaluation of novel therapies for the following diseases:
    --Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
    --Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
    --Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
    --Myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) including:
    Hypereosinophilic syndrome
    Systemic mastocytosis
    BCR-ABL-negative MPDs

  • Associate Professor of Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    We study the molecular mechanisms by which chromatin-signaling networks effect nuclear and epigenetic programs, and how dysregulation of these pathways leads to disease. Our work centers on the biology of lysine methylation, a principal chromatin-regulatory mechanism that directs epigenetic processes. We study how lysine methylation events are generated, sensed, and transduced, and how these chemical marks integrate with other nuclear signaling systems to govern diverse cellular functions.

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematopathology
    • Anatomic Pathology
    Research Interest

    I have research interests in the interaction of hematolymphoid neoplasia with the microenvironment. For example, I use a combination of immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and image analysis techniques to evaluate the mesenchymal stromal cell compartment in myelodysplastic syndrome (pre-leukemic bone marrow failure disorder). I also have interests in lymphoma vasculature and the tropism of lymphoma for specific types of vasculature.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics) and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Applications of molecular imaging in radiation therapy, development of hypoxia and radiosensitivity imaging techniques, small animal image-guided conformal radiotherapy, image processing and analysis.

  • Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • GI Oncology
    • Melanoma Surgery
    Research Interest

    Application of Micro/Nanotechnology to Biological Systems.

  • Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    Since 1992 my work has concentrated on ethical, legal, and social issues in the biosciences. I am particularly active on issues arising from neuroscience, human genetics, and stem cell research, with cross-cutting interests in human research protections, human biological enhancement, and the future of human reproduction.

  • Director, Spectrum, Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Joseph D. Grant Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    Research Interest

    Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis; determinants of protective immunity; host range and tissue tropism in liver and GI tract pathogenic viruses and studies of vaccines in people.

  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology), Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    Research Interest

    Regulation of hematopoiesis in myeloid malignancies with special emphasis on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Laboratory studies utilize DNA microarrays to determine differential gene expression in MDS and AML. Transcriptomic abnormalities are also being evaluated using RNA-Seq and proteomic technologies. Translational clinical studies focus on using specific biologic targeting agents to treat these disorders.

  • Assistant Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our lab focuses on developing methods to probe the genome and epigenome at the single-cell and single-molecule levels. Our efforts are split between building new tools to leverage the power of high-throughput sequencing and cutting-edge microscopies, and bringing these new technologies to bear against basic biological questions of genomic and epigenomic variation.

  • Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic & Recon Surgery
    Research Interest

    Geoffrey Gurtner's Lab is interested in understanding the mecahnism of new blood vessel growth following injury and how pathways of tissue regeneration and fibrosis interact in wound healing.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    Research in hospice and palliative care with emphases on physician education, cultural aspects of end-of-life care, and healthcare system issues.

  • Dr. Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Professor of Dermatology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our current research focuses in two principal areas:

    1. The molecular basis for diseases in which the pathway of transcription-coupled DNA repair is defective, including Cockyne syndrome (CS) and UV-sensitive syndrome (UVSS). Patients are severely sensitive to sunlight but get no cancers. See Hanawalt & Spivak, 2008, for review.

    2. Transcription arrest by guanine-rich DNA sequences and non-canonical secondary structures. Transcription collisions with replication forks.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Urologic Oncology
    Research Interest

    Outcomes of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Clinical research interests in the late effects of radiation on normal tissues and chemical modification of radiation injury. Hodgkins's disease and late effects of radiation and combined modality therapy. Radiation sensitizers. Hypoxic cell cytotoxins. Esophageal cancers.
    General adult and pediatric radiation therapy.

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Our lab engineers proteins and small-molecule drugs at atomic resolution through a combination of structural calculations and combinatorial library synthesis. Our goal is to elucidate predictive principles by which novel shapes and catalytic properties can be conferred accurately on designed polypeptides.

  • Professor of Neurosurgery and by courtesy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acoustic Neuroma - Head and Neck Surgery
    Research Interest

    Microsurgical treatment of tumors of the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland and skull base;
    Radiosurgery of tumors;
    Molecular biology of brain tumors.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My major research interests and activities over the next several years will focus on the development and evaluation of the objective measurement of physical activity in free-living populations using a variety of sensing devices and mobile phones for data collection and processing. Also, I will continue to direct the Stanford Heart Network with the major mission being to assist community-based CVD prevention/treatment programs implement more effective heart attack and stroke prevention programs.

  • John A. Overdeck Professor and Professor of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Flexible statistical modelling, datamining, bioinformatics, and statistical computing.

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
    • Pediatric Pathology
    Research Interest

    My scholarly pursuits are primarily focused on the study of death and disease in the pediatric population. It is through this work that I am able to explore fundamental concepts of neoplasia, such as histogenesis and mutagenesis, while utilizing a variety of investigational techniques.

  • Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    Our research focuses on the inner ear, from its earliest manifestation as one of the cranial placodes until it has developed into a mature and functioning organ. We are interested how the sensory epithelia of the inner ear that harbor the sensory hair cells develop, how the cells mature, and how these epithelia respond to toxic insults. The overarching goal of this research is to find was to regenerate lost sensory hair cells in mammals.

  • Research Interest

    My research aims to improve our understanding of the health risks associated with exposure to tobacco marketing and provide a scientific rationale for new policies to reduce it. I also study use of media to promote and discourage adolescent tobacco use, and the impact of tobacco advertising on urge and craving to smoke.

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    Imaging of cardiovascular diseases with CT, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery (General Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor of Biochemistry and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    Our research is aimed at understanding the chemical and physical behavior underlying biological macromolecules and systems, as these behaviors define the capabilities and limitations of biology. Toward this end we study folding and catalysis by RNA, as well as catalysis by protein enzymes.

  • Professor (Research) of Genetics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    B-cell development; Ig rearrangement and repertoire analysis; T cell regulation of antibody responses; T cell subsets; glutathione regulation of HIV disease progression; Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) related software development and gene arrays.

  • Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Thoracic Oncology
    • VATS Lung Surgery
    • Mesothelioma
    Research Interest

    In our thoracic oncology laboratory we study the biology of non-small cell lung carcinoma and mesothelioma. We have a focus on translational research aimed at identifying molecular mechanisms of development, progression and/ or metastasis in these solid tumors.

  • Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neuroendocrinology
    • Endocrinology
    • Diabetes and Metabolism
    Research Interest

    Mechanism of genomic imprinting of insulin like growth factor-2 and other genes.Long range chromatin interactions Role of histone modifications and DNA methylation in gene expression.

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Actue Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Henry S. Kaplan-Harry Lebeson Professor of Cancer Biology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Lymphoma
    Research Interest

    Irradiation immunosuppression; total body irradiation;, psychosocial effects of cancer treatment; treatment of lymphoma;, mycosis fungoides.

  • Research Interest

    My research interests focus on nutrition and the etiology of hormonally-dependent cancers in women (most particularly breast, endometrial, and thyroid cancers). Of particular interest are the effects of phytochemicals that may reduce cancer risk, such as the isoflavones in soy foods, the lignans in whole grains, the isothiocyanates in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, and resveratrol in red wine and peanuts. Nutrient-gene interactions are also of interest.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Breast Cancer
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Development and integration of X-ray, MRI and US imaging technologies for radiation therapy guidance; Design of synergistic approaches to radiation therapy delivery; Treatment planning optimization and modeling.

  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Associate Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Developmental Delay Disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Research Interest

    Research interests and activities include (1) the early identification and treatment of behavioral problems, particularly in children with special health care needs; (2) emergent literacy and school readiness; and, (3) community-based mental health/educational program evaluation and outcomes measurement.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Positron-Emission Tomography
    • Radioimmunotherapy
    Research Interest

    Current research projects include:
    1) PET/MRI and PET/CT for Early Cancer Detection
    2) Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
    3) Clinical Translation of Novel PET Radiopharmaceuticals;

  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer - Diagnostic Imaging
    Research Interest

    My research interests involves many aspects of Breast Cancer Imaging: contrast-enhanced MRI, MRI-guided breast biopsies, digital mammography, ultrasound, tomosynthesis, MR spectroscopy, fine-needle aspiration, large core image guideneedle biopsy, SLN biopsy, outcomes, compliance, digital mammography, CAD, optical imaging, risk assessment, molecular imaging, BIRADS and development of secure QA dashboards.

  • C. F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy and, by courtesy, of Statistics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Evidence-based medicine
    Clinical and molecular epidemiology
    Human genome epidemiology
    Research design
    Reporting of research
    Empirical evaluation of bias in research
    Randomized trials
    Statistical methods and modeling
    Meta-analysis and large-scale evidence
    Prognosis, predictive and personalized medicine and health
    Sociology of science

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  • Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Basal / Squamous Cell Carcinomas - Medical Oncology
    • Esophageal Cancer - Medical Oncology
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers - Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    Clinical Interests: general oncology, sarcomas. Research Interests: clinical trials in solid tumors.

  • Professor of Structural Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The Jardetzky laboratory is studying the structures and mechanisms of macromolecular complexes important in viral pathogenesis, allergic hypersensitivities and the regulation of cellular growth and differentiation, with an interest in uncovering novel conceptual approaches to intervening in disease processes. Ongoing research projects include studies of paramyxovirus and herpesvirus entry mechanisms, IgE-receptor structure and function and TGF-beta ligand signaling pathways.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My laboratory studies conformational switches in evolution, disease, and development. We focus on how molecular chaperones, proteins that help other biomolecules to fold, affect the phenotypic output of genetic variation. To do so we combine classical biochemistry and genetics with systems-level approaches. Ultimately we seek to understand how homeostatic mechanisms influence the acquisition of biological novelty and identify means of manipulating them for therapeutic and biosynthetic benefit.

  • John and Marva Warnock Professor
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • General Surgery
    Research Interest

    Dr. Jeffrey led the multidisciplinary team from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Genome Technology Center that invented the MagSweeper, an automated device that immunomagnetically captures live circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patient blood for single cell analysis or culture. Her lab also works on microfluidic technologies for tumor cell capture, characterization, and growth - with the goal of defining individual patient response to newer biologically-based cancer therapies.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology, Pediatric
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Research interests include pediatric hematologic disorders, such as bone marrow failure disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and thalassemia. Current clinical research includes transfusion related iron overload.

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Palo Alto Veteran's Health Care System and at Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology
    • Cytopathology
    • Anatomic Pathology
    Research Interest

    I am a clinical translational investigator with a primary interest in breast cancer biology, and the use of investigational and clinical ancillary techniques such as gene and tissue microarray analysis and immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis and prognosis of this disease. As a practicing cytopathologist, I also have an interest in improving the fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of breast lesions, again using immunohistochemistry and gene expression analysis as adjuncts to cytomorphology.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology (Cancer)
    Research Interest

    Cancer genomics and genetics, translational applications of next generation sequencing technologies, development of molecular signatures as prognostic and predictive biomarkers in oncology, primary genomic and proteomic technology development

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    Clinical research in allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), more specifically, allogeneic transplantation and graft versus host disease. Exploring methods of improving prevention and treatment of GVHD as well as the long term follow-up and/or quality of life of affected patients.

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Oncologic Imaging
    • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging
    • Urogenital imaging
    Research Interest

    Novel ultrasound technologies
    Perfusion CT imaging of abdominal tumors

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Head and Neck Cancers - Head and Neck Surgery
    Research Interest

    1) New therapeutic approaches for head and neck cancer, including immune stimulation possibilities (IRX-2 protocol), integration of biological modifiers, and, eventually, genetic approaches.
    2) Head and neck cancer stem cells: identification, characterization, control--in conjunction with the Irv Weissman and Michael Clarke labs in the Stem Cell Institute
    3) Development of innovative surgical methods at the anterior cranial base

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors - Radiation Oncology
    • Breast Cancer
    Research Interest

    Gynecologic malignancies; Rectal/and cancer; Breast Cancer; Hodgkin's disease; Hyperthermia; intraoperative radiation therapy; High dose rate radiation therapy; Predictive assays; Patterns of tumor spread; Health care finance.

  • Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism) at SUMC, LPCH and PAVAHCS
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Endocrine
    • Endocrine - Endocrinology
    Research Interest

    Dr. Katznelson is an internationally known neuroendocrinologist and clinical researcher, with research expertise in the diagnosis and management of hypopituitarism, the effects of hormones on neurocognitive function, and the development of therapeutics for acromegaly and Cushing’s syndrome, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Katznelson is the medical director of the multidisciplinary Stanford Pituitary Center, a program geared for patient management, clinical research and patient education

  • Dennis Farrey Family Professor in Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Program in Human Gene Therapy and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics. Respected worldwide for his work in gene therapy for hemophilia, Dr. Kay and his laboratory focus on establishing the scientific principles and developing the technologies needed for achieving persistent and therapeutic levels of gene expression in vivo. The major disease models are hemophilia, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B viral infections.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Keegan's research focuses on cancer epidemiology and cancer surveillance, with primary areas of interest in genetic and modifiable factors that influence the occurrence of and survival after cancer.

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Psychology
    • Psychiatry
    Research Interest

    Dr. Shelli Kesler is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kesler’s academic research program focuses on the application of cognitive neuroscience to the study of clinical populations. Her laboratory seeks to identify the biological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficit, develop and implement novel behavioral interventions for cognitive dysfunction and improve cognitive neu

  • Carl J. Herzog Professor in Dermatology in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • General Dermatology
    Research Interest

    We work in epithelial tissue as a model system to study stem cell biology, cancer and new molecular therapeutics. Epithelia cover external and internal body surfaces and undergo constant self-renewal while responding to diverse environmental stimuli. Epithelial homeostasis precisely balances stem cell-sustained proliferation and differentiation-associated cell death, a balance which is lost in many human diseases, including cancer, 90% of which arise in epithelial tissues.

  • Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Biochemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Director, Stanford ChEM-H
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    Research interests in this laboratory lie at the interface of chemistry and medicine.

    For the past several years, we have investigated the catalytic mechanisms of modular megasynthases such as polyketide synthases, with the concomitant goal of harnessing their programmable chemistry for preparing new antibiotics. Recent accomplishments include methods for heterologous production of polyketides; genetically reprogrammed biosynthesis of anthraquinones and polypropionates; and chemo-biosynthesi

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research is focused on the development and evaluation of cigarette smoking prevention and cessation therapies and obesity prevention treatments for children, adolescents and adults.

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Cancer- cutaneous oncology
    • Melanocytic neoplasia
  • Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Oncology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We study the genetics of pancreatic islet cell differentiation using molecular, embryologic and genetic methods in several model systems, including mice, embryonic stem cells, and Drosophila. Our work suggests that critical factors required for islet development are also needed to maintain essential functions of the mature islet. Our knowledge of genetic and cellular pathways governing islet formation has allowed us to use stem cell lines to produce islet replacements in vitro.

  • The Joanne and Peter Haas, Jr., Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Cutaneous Lymphoma
    • Cutaneous Lymphoma - Dermatology
    Research Interest

    Clinical research in cutaneous lymphomas, especially, mycosis fungoides; studies of prognostic factors, long-term survival results, and effects of therapies. Collaborative research with Departments of Pathology and Oncology in basic mechanisms of cutaneous lymphomas. Clinical trials of new investigative therapies for various dermatologic conditions or clinical trials of known therapies for new indications.

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    My interests include the application of behavioral theory and social ecological approaches to achieve large scale changes impacting chronic disease prevention and control; expanding the reach and translation of evidence-based interventions through state-of-the-art technologies; exploring social and physical environmental influences on health; applying community participatory research perspectives to address health disparities; and policy-level approaches to health promotion/disease prevention.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Lymphoma
    • Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    Our interests include 1) study of the effect of radiation on regulatory cell subpopulations and co-stimulatory molecules, 2) use of radiation as an immune modulator for optimization of transplant regimens, 3) the role of radiation in tumor vaccine strategies, 4) study of new radiosensitizers and radioprotectors, and 5) discovery of new targeted therapies for the treatment of solid tumors.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Oncology
    Research Interest

    My research is focused on developing novel therapeutic strategies to enhance anti-tumor immunity. Investigation of preclinical models of bone marrow transplantation and immunomodulatory antibody therapy provides the platform for translation to early phase clinical trials.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    Research Interest

    The focus of my laboratory is to understand the role of hypoxia and the tumor microenvironment on malignant progression. My clinical area of interest is in the application of chemoradiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for GI malignancies.

  • Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Koopman's research is focused in three primary areas:

    1) Investigating factors associated with neuropsychiatric and other symptoms and quality of life in persons with serious illness.

    2) Evaluating psychosocial and other kinds of interventions to improve health and quality of life among persons who are living with or are survivors of serious illness.

    3) Examining factors associated with health behaviors (e.g., sleep, sexuality, and substance abuse) among the medically ill.

  • Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Emerita
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    I am interested in the methodology pertinent to dealing with research problems where biological and behavioral interests meet. These interests have been applied not only in psychiatric research, but in those areas of Cardiology, Pediatrics and other fields of medicine in which behavioral research is becoming ever more salient.

  • Professor of Biochemistry
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    - Lung development and stem cells
    - Neural control of breathing
    - Lung diseases including lung cancer
    - New genetic model organisms for medicine

  • Shelagh Galligan Professor in the School of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Mechanisms and therapies for infection, cancer, autoimmunity and transplantation.

  • Clinical Focus
    • Fellow
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Esophageal Cancer
    Research Interest

    I specialize in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. My research involves clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, primarily in neuroendocrine and gastroesophageal cancers.

  • Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    We study angiogenesis, cancer genomics, intestinal stem cells (ISC), and hepatic glucose metabolism. We use primary organoid cultures of diverse tissues for oncogene functional screening and therapeutics discovery. Angiogenesis projects include endothelial miRNA and GPCR ko mice, blood-brain barrier regulation, stroke therapeutics and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. ISC projects apply organoid culture and ko mice to injury-inducible vs homeostatic stem cells and symmetric division mechanisms.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer Genetics
    • Medical Oncology
    Research Interest

    Genetics, risk-reduction and outcomes of women's cancers

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Oncology (Cancer), Pediatric
    • AML, childhood and adolescent/young adult
    Research Interest

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Phase I drug studies for refractory and relapsed leukemia; genomic studies, biologic risk-stratification and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia; prediction or induction response and risk of relapse using phosphoproteomics in childhood AML; novel MRD techniques in childhood ALL.

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management
    • Gastrointestinal cancer genetics
    Research Interest

    Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management. Risk stratification. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Health services research.

  • Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Research interests include clinical trial design, cancer biostatistics, survival analysis, adaptation and sequential experimentation, change-point detection and segmentation, stochastic optimization, time series and inference on stochastic processes, hidden Markov models and genomic applications.

  • Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    haploidentical transplantation, follicular lymphoma, adoptive immunotherapy,supportive care

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy and, by courtesy, of Statistics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Biostatistics, clinical trials, longitudinal studies, casual inference from observational studies, genetic tissue banking, informed consent. Trial designs for dynamic (adaptive) treatment regimes, psychiatric research, cancer.

  • Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Lung Cancer - Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory research interest focuses on the identification of biomarkers for prognosis in patients with head & neck or lung cancers. I am also conducting a number of clinical trials specifically in patients with head & neck cancers.

  • Assistant Professor of Urology at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urology
    Research Interest

    Our research aims to improve the global quality of care for patients with Urologic cancer with a particular focus on kidney cancer. We are evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. We are investigating nano-proteomic and novel assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. We are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.

  • Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    Research Interest

    Our long term interest is to have a better understanding of the natural antithrombotic pathways and the pathophysiology of vascular thrombosis. We have focused on thrombin, the key enzyme in the blood clotting cascade.Our goal is to develop new antithrombotic agents and devise new diagnostic tests for vascular thrombotic disorders.

  • Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular Imaging Instrumentation
    Laboratory

    Our research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of cellular and molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animal subjects.

  • Robert K. and Helen K. Summy Professor in the School of Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Lymphoma
    • Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Research Interest

    Clinical Interests: lymphoma. Research Interests: Immunology and molecular biology of lymphoid malignancy; molecular vaccines for cancer.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Oncology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our research focuses on the mechanism of action of tetraspanins, an evolutionary conserved, widely expressed multi-gene family. We study a prototype, CD81, a molecule implicated in the pathogenesis of two major human diseases: hepatitis C virus (HCV) and malaria.

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Primary Immunodeficiency
    Research Interest

    My laboratory has two major research interests. First, to define cellular and molecular mechanisms that limit T cell responses to vaccines and pathogens during normal early postnatal development and in cases of inherited genetic immunodeficiencies. Second, to determine how these limitations in immunity can be overcome by using novel approaches for vaccine adjuvants, with a particular focus on anti-viral vaccines.

  • Assistant Professor of Genetics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    RNA editing: identification, regulation, and function

  • Associate Professor of Urology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urology
    • Urologic Neoplasms
    • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
    Research Interest

    My laboratory is engaged in translational research to develop new in vitro and in vivo diagnostic tools for diseases of the urinary tract based on micro- and nanotechnology. We are developing an integrated biosensor platform optimized for point-of-care urinary diagnostics, particularly for urinary tract infections and bladder cancer. We are also developing in vivo imaging tools for applications in image-guided surgery.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology  > Leukemia - Acute and Chronic
    • Multiple Myeloma
    Research Interest

    1) Design of phase I/II trials for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis

    2) Conduct of clinical trials to improve the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

    3) Outcomes research using clinical databases for patients with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis

    4) Characterization of the molecular mechanism of MLL-induced acute leukemia

  • Lydia J. Lee Professor in Pediatric Cancer
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Hematology/Oncology, treatment of sarcomas of bone and soft tissue, biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemias, treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease.

  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Pathology, Genetics and, by courtesy, of Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Function and evolution of the Myb oncogene family; function and evolution of E2F transcriptional regulators and RB tumor suppressors; epigenetic regulation of chromatin and chromosomes; cancer genetics.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Breast Imaging
    Research Interest

    Dr. Lipson's research interests include breast density and breast cancer risk assessment; informatics applications in breast imaging; early breast cancer detection and extent of disease evaluation using contrast enhanced mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and high resolution breast MRI; and novel blood and imaging biomarkers of breast cancer burden and neoadjuvant treatment response.

  • Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
    • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Research Interest

    Gynecological, breast and gastrointestinal pathology with major emphasis on ovarian cancer and ovarian tumors of low malignant potential. Pathology of familial and hereditary breast-ovarian-GI cancer.

  • Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and of Materials Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery, Pediatric
    Research Interest

    We have six main areas of current interest: 1) Cranial Suture Developmental Biology, 2)Distraction Osteogenesis, 3) Cleft Palate and Lip Biology, 4)Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Biology, 5) Scarless Fetal Wound Healing, 6) Novel Gene and Stem Cell Therapeutic Approaches.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Thoracic Oncology
    Research Interest

    My clinical specialties are radiation treatment of lung and head & neck cancers, and I serve as the Thoracic Radiation Oncology Program Leader.

    My research interests include 4-D multimodality imaging of tumor and organ motion using CT, PET, and MR; novel functional/metabolic imaging of tumor hypoxia, normal tissue inflammation, and lymphatic drainage; high-precision image-guided radiation therapy including 4-D IMRT, dynamic arc therapy, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR).

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emerita
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Community based psycoeducational intervention studies of disease self management for people with chronic diseases. arthritis, lung diseases, heart disease AIDs, low back pain and diabetes. Programs and studies in Spanish and English. Interventions are in small groups, mailed or on the Internet.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Pancreatic diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Research Interest

    Our laboratory is focused on adenocarcinomas, which account for the majority of human solid tumors that result in death. Active projects include pancreatic, esophageal, colon, and lung adenocarcinomas. We have a particular interest in the regulation of signal transduction with respect to wound healing and cancer development. Active projects not only include cancer pathogenesis, but also the development of new diagnostic assays and drugs.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    My research in the field of biomedical informatics over the past 30 years has focused on the development of novel uses of information technology and computer science to improve human health. My current interests include the Electronic Health Record (EHR), biomedical knowledge representation, Internet applications in healthcare, clinical data warehouses, clinical data and text mining, academic social networking and the use of information technology to support clinical and translational research.

  • Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    Dr. Lowsky's research is focused on understanding the role of regulatory T cells in the prevention of GVHD and in promoting immune tolerance following organ transplantation.

  • Professor of Biology and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    We are studying how neural circuits are assembled during development, and how they contribute to sensory perception. We are addressing these questions at different levels from molecular, cellular, circuit to animal behavior. We are primarily using Drosophila as a model organism for our studies. Most recently, we are also developing novel genetic tools in the mouse to extend our studies to the mammalian brain.

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  • Redlich Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pain Medicine
    • Chronic Pain
    • Acute Pain
    Research Interest

    Functional neuroimaging of pain. Imaging of cognitive and affective dimensions of pain, neural plasticity contributing to chronic pain and effects of treatment.

    Effects of membrane stabilizing medications on neuropathic pain.

    Chronic pain outcomes tools development and measurement.

  • Associate Professor (Research) of Microbiology and Immunology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    I'm interested in immune monitoring of T cell responses to chronic pathogens such as CMV, and the correlation of T cell response signatures with disease protection.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    Research Interest

    Ravindra Majeti focuses on the molecular characterization and therapeutic targeting of leukemia stem cells in human hematologic disorders, particularly acute myeloid leukemia (AML LSC). A major focus is the identification of cell surface molecules preferentially expressed on LSC and the development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies targeting these proteins. Toward this goal, together with Irv Weissman, the lab is actively developing an anti-CD47 antibody for clinical trials in human AML.

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiology (General Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our research centers on developing and applying proteomics and systems biology approaches to quantitatively describe organisms' physiologic states towards the goal of enabling personalized, predictive medicine. As part of this effort we are trying to characterize the diverse states of cells (using proteomic and transcriptomic methods) and how signals describing those states are propagated from molecular and cellular length scales to tumor and organismic length scales.

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Sarcoma
    • Bone Sarcomas
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    Research Interest

    Germ cell tumors and bone sarcomas.

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Dermatology
    • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
    Research Interest

    The Marinkovich lab studies the function of epithelial extracellular matrix molecules, including integrins, collagens and laminins in epithelial development and carcinoma progression. We apply our discoveries in this area towards development of molecular therapies for carcinomas, hair disease and inherited epithelial adhesive disorders.

  • Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Thoracic Cancers
    • Thoracic Cancers - Thoracic Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
  • Professor (Research) of Surgery (Transplantation)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    EBV B cell lymphomas; pathways of immune evasion in the growth and survival of EBV B cell lymphomas; mechanisms of graft rejection and tolerance induction; stem cell and solid organ transplantation.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research is focused on developing optical imaging technologies for the early detection and characterization of malignant tissue.
    Furthermore, I am interested in the design and implementation of novel radiation delivery approaches.

  • Professor of Radiology and of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric
    • Thyroid Cancers
  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology
    • Acute leukemia
    Research Interest

    My clinical activities combine the development of novel therapeutic modalities, translational research activities and epidemiological study of acute leukemia. My special focus is on the development of better, patient tailored therapies for young and elderly patients with acute leukemia.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    Research focus in T cell immunotherapy and T cell immune monitoring using high-throughput sequencing and genomic approaches, with an emphasis on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the treatment of graft-versus-host disease and immune tolerance induction.

  • Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Cell Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
    Research Interest

    CELLULAR INFORMATION PROCESSING The main problem in signal transduction is to understand how different receptor-stimuli specifically control diverse cell functions. We are using automated microscopy, live-cell fluorescent biosensors and perturbations of predicted signaling proteins to systematically dissect signaling networks. This allows us to identify signaling modules and to elucidate and ultimately model the flow of cellular information.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Hematology
    • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    Research Interest

    Investigates the targets of immune responses after human allogeneic stem cell transplantation. BMT patients develop antibodies against minor histocompatibility antigens (mHA) that are associated with chronic graft-v-host disease (cGVHD) and disease remission. Current projects: investigate Ab anti-tumor mechanism, high-throughput serologic identification of novel mHA in the development of GVHD and prevention of disease relapse, and clinical trials of B cell therapeutics for cGVHD.

  • The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professorship for the Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Neurotology
  • George E. Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology  > Hematologic Malignancies
    • Lymphoma
    Research Interest

    Beverly Mitchell's research relates to the development of new therapies for hematologic malignancies, including leukemias and myelodsyplastic syndromes. She is interested in preclinical proof of principle studies on mechanisms inducing cell death and on metabolic targets involving nucleic acid biosynthesis in malignant cells. She is also interested in the translation of these studies into clinical trials.

  • The George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute