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  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Imaging informatics, information integration, spatiotemporal modeling, image analysis, quantitation for molecular imaging, imaging simulation, statistical methods for imaging evaluation, and visualization with application in cancer imaging.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Psychology
    Research Interest

    Research focused on developing interventions for management of side effects of cancer treatments (e.g., sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, anxiety).

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Research Interest

    For most areas of the mammalian brain, the production of new nerve cells or neurons is restricted to fetal development. However, there are exceptions to the rule. Some areas of the brain continue to make new neurons throughout life. This neurogenesis is mediated by neural stem cells and our research goals are to understand how stem cell activity and fate are controlled. Ultimately, we hope to harness the nascent potential of stem cells to treat neurological injury and disease.

  • Professor of Structural Biology and of Microbiology and Immunology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The Parham laboratory investigates the biology, genetics, and evolution of MHC class I molecules and NK cell receptors.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Acute Pancreatitis
    Research Interest

    Dr. Park's research interests are in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts, acute and chronic pancreatitis. His approach incorporates methods in health services research including the use of observational datasets, cost-effectiveness studies, and the development of clinical cohorts.

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

    The lab is studying the mechanisms controlling B cell responsiveness and the balance between tolerance and autoimmunity. B cells deficient in CD72 are hyperresponsive to stimulation through the B cell receptor. We are examining the alterations in B cell signaling in these B cells and the mechanisms by which CD72 deficiency partially abrogates anergic tolerance. We hope to learn how deficiency in CD72 leads to spontaneous autoimmunity and increased susceptibility to induced autoimmune disease.

  • George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Infectious Disease
    • Tuberculosis
    • Infectious Diarrheal Disease
    Research Interest

    I am interested in the long-term consequences of chronic interactions between the human host and the microbial world. Recently, we have focused most heavily on Helicobacter pylori, tuberculosis and helminth infections. I also remain strongly interested in diarrheal diseases, particularly in the developing world, and in sanitation and hygiene.

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

    We are investigating the use of focused ultrasound for neuromodulation of the brain for direct stimulation and inhibition of the brain for preclinical mapping of brain function, reduction of epileptic seizures, and for general study of the brain. We are using focused ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier in order to enhance drug delivery to cancers of the brain. We are also using focused ultrasound to thermally ablate tissue for movement disorders such as essential tremor, as well as for c

  • Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
    Research Interest

    Obstetric Fistula Projects:
    1. Preoperative ultrasound evaluation to detect ureteric involvement in vesicovaginal fistulas
    2. Patient narrative study to identify key medical, social and economic factors that lead to fistula formation
    3. Study of urinary continence after fistula repair

    Pelvic pain: investigation into role of pelvic floor in chronic pelvic pain

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

    My research focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of the human prostate. Developing realistic experimental models is a major goal, and primary cultures of prostatic epithelial and stromal cells are my main model system. Our discoveries are relevant to prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant prostatic diseases.

  • Susy Yuan-Huey Hung Professor
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • molecular therapeutics
    • Medical Oncology
  • Boston Scientific Applied Biomedical Engineering Professor and Professor of Bioengineering and of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Broadly, Dr. Pelc is interested in the physics, engineering and mathematics of medical imaging, especially computed tomography, digital x-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and hybrid multimodality systems. His current research is concentrated in the development of computed tomography systems with higher image quality and dose efficiency, in the characterization of system performance, and in the development and validation of new clinical applications.

  • Emma Pfeiffer Merner Professor in the Medical Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The goal of our research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which proteins are targeted to specific membrane compartments. How do transport vesicles select their contents, bud, translocate through the cytoplasm, and then fuse with their targets? We study the Ras-like Rab GTPases--how they serve as master regulators of all receptor trafficking events. We also study how cells acquire cholesterol from the diet and from LDL.

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

    Clinical Interests: general oncology, head and neck cancer Research Interests: chemoprevention trials and combined modality approaches to head and neck cancer

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

    The Pitteri laboratory is focused on the discovery and validation of proteins that can be used as molecular indicators of risk, diagnosis, progression, and recurrence of cancer. Proteomic technologies, predominantly mass spectrometry, are used to identify proteins in the blood that are differentially regulated and/or post-translationally modified with disease state. Using human plasma samples, tumor tissue, cancer cell lines, and genetically engineered mouse models, the origins of these prote

  • David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Ped Infectious Disease
  • Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Management Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research program focuses on computational modeling of cancer biology and cancer outcomes. My laboratory develops stochastic models of the natural history of cancer based on clinical research data. We estimate population-level outcomes under differing screening and treatment interventions. We also analyze genomic and proteomic cancer data in order to identify molecular networks that are perturbed in cancer initiation and progression and relate these perturbations to patient outcomes.

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

    Our laboratory uses genomic approaches to explore patterns of gene expression and gene copy number alteration in human cancer cell line model systems and in tumors, with the goals of better understanding cancer, and developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cancer Biology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Research Interest

    Genome Editing and Population Dynamics for Gene Therapy and Cancer Research

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Liver Neoplasms
    • Pancreas Neoplasms
    Research Interest

    Clinical trials of experimental diagnostics and therapeutics; outcomes analysis following combined modality treatment of hepatic, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal malignancies.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research program focuses on developing effective treatments for tobacco dependence and other leading risk factors (e.g., sedentary behavior, obesity, stress and distress), with a focus on complex and multi-problem groups including people with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug problems, and heart disease, the unemployed, and homeless.

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