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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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