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Department: Stanford Cancer Institute

Cancer Epidemiology

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy and, by courtesy, of Statistics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Bio-X
    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
  • Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Sr. Fellow at FSI and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy and of Management Science and Engineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    My research uses decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical and health policy problems.

  • 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.

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    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.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Reynolds directs the environmental research group at CPIC, with primary research interests in the environmental influences in the etiology of breast cancer and cancers in children. She has also conducted research in the role of second hand smoking in the development of cancers of the lung, breast and colon.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    Research Interest

    my primary research focuses on the quality of care in hospitals where minorities get cancer treatment and the impact on cancer outcomes and disparities

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Rull’s is an environmental epidemiologist whose research is focused on identifying the role of pollutants such as pesticides, traffic emissions, and other air pollutants in increasing the risk of developing cancer.

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

    Genetic epidemiology; cancer epidemiology; ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer.

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

    Cancers of the prostate, breast and ovary account for a major proportion of new cancer cases and cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Our recent research focus has been on developing improved statistical methods for the design and conduct of studies involving hereditary predisposition and modifiable lifestyle characteristics in the etiologies of site-specific cancers.

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