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Radiation Biology

  • Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Research interests: ocular pathology, host-pathogen interactions in infectious disease, infectious disease in frogs, phenotypic characterization of tg and ko mice, histopathology of minimally-invasive radiological ablation techniques (focused ultrasound, cryoablation).

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We seek to understand the mechanisms responsible for the resistance of cancers to treatment and to develop strategies to overcome these resistances. We are using molecular and cellular techniques and mouse models to potentiate the activity of radiation on tumors by inhibiting the bone marrow rescue of the tumor vasculature following therapy.

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • 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, Biotechnology, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Molecular Imaging, Chemical Biology

  • 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
  • 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

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Cancer Genetics
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers - Genetics
    Research Interest

    Mammalian DNA repair and DNA damage inducible responses; p53 tumor suppressor gene; transcription in nucleotide excision repair and mutagenesis; genetic determinants of cancer cell sensitivity to DNA damage; genetics of inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes and human GI malignancies; clinical cancer genetics of BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer and mismatch repair deficient colon cancer.

  • Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Surgery
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    During the last five years, we have identified several small molecules that kill VHL deficient renal cancer cells through a synthetic lethal screening approach. Another major interest of my laboratory is in identifying hypoxia-induced genes involved in invasion and metastases. We are also investigating how hypoxia regulates gene expression epigenetically.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors - Radiation Oncology
    • Cyberknife/radiosurgery
    Research Interest

    Dr. Gibbs is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of CNS tumors. Her research focuses on developing new radiation techniques to manage brain and spinal tumors in adults and children. Dr. Gibbs has gained worldwide acclaim for her expertise in Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics) and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Applications of molecular imaging in radiation therapy, development of hypoxia and radiosensitivity imaging techniques, small animal image-guided conformal radiotherapy, image processing and analysis.

  • Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic & Recon Surgery
    Research Interest

    Geoffrey Gurtner's Lab is interested in understanding the mecahnism of new blood vessel growth following injury and how pathways of tissue regeneration and fibrosis interact in wound healing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors
    • Brain / Central Nervous System Tumors - Radiation Oncology
    • Breast Cancer
    Research Interest

    Gynecologic malignancies; Rectal/and cancer; Breast Cancer; Hodgkin's disease; Hyperthermia; intraoperative radiation therapy; High dose rate radiation therapy; Predictive assays; Patterns of tumor spread; Health care finance.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Lymphoma
    • Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    Our interests include 1) study of the effect of radiation on regulatory cell subpopulations and co-stimulatory molecules, 2) use of radiation as an immune modulator for optimization of transplant regimens, 3) the role of radiation in tumor vaccine strategies, 4) study of new radiosensitizers and radioprotectors, and 5) discovery of new targeted therapies for the treatment of solid tumors.

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • GI Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    Research Interest

    The focus of my laboratory is to understand the role of hypoxia and the tumor microenvironment on malignant progression. My clinical area of interest is in the application of chemoradiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for GI malignancies.

  • Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Lung Cancer - Radiation Oncology
    Research Interest

    My laboratory research interest focuses on the identification of biomarkers for prognosis in patients with head & neck or lung cancers. I am also conducting a number of clinical trials specifically in patients with head & neck cancers.

  • Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery, Pediatric
    Research Interest

    We have six main areas of current interest: 1) Cranial Suture Developmental Biology, 2)Distraction Osteogenesis, 3) Cleft Palate and Lip Biology, 4)Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Biology, 5) Scarless Fetal Wound Healing, 6) Novel Gene and Stem Cell Therapeutic Approaches.

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Thoracic Oncology
    Research Interest

    My clinical specialties are radiation treatment of lung and head & neck cancers, and I serve as the Thoracic Radiation Oncology Program Leader.

    My research interests include 4-D multimodality imaging of tumor and organ motion using CT, PET, and MR; novel functional/metabolic imaging of tumor hypoxia, normal tissue inflammation, and lymphatic drainage; high-precision image-guided radiation therapy including 4-D IMRT, dynamic arc therapy, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR).

  • George E. Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Hematology
    • Hematology  > Hematologic Malignancies
    • Lymphoma
    Research Interest

    Beverly Mitchell's research relates to the development of new therapies for hematologic malignancies, including leukemias and myelodsyplastic syndromes. She is interested in preclinical proof of principle studies on mechanisms inducing cell death and on metabolic targets involving nucleic acid biosynthesis in malignant cells. She is also interested in the translation of these studies into clinical trials.

  • Research Interest

    Our research interests are to elucidate the contribution of chromatin to mechanisms that promote genomic integrity.

  • 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.

  • Jacob Haimson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Image-guided intervention, MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) and radionuclide imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT), biologically conformable radiation threapy (BCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment plan optimization, optimization of stereotactic radiosurgery, image segmentation and deformable image registration, application of molecular imaging to radiation oncology.

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