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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 and of Chemical Engineering
    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
    • Diabetes andMetabolism
    • Endocrinology
    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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