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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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