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Department: Stanford Cancer Institute

Cancer Control

  • 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.

  • Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cardiology (Heart), Preventive
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Prevention
    Research Interest

    Dr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.

  • Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • General Practice
    Research Interest

    Topics in the health economics of aging; health, insurance; optimal screening intervals; cost-effectiveness of, coronary surgery in the elderly; health care financing and delivery, in the United States and Japan; coronary heart disease

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    The role of nutrition in individual and societal health, with particular interests in: plant-based diets, differential response to low-carb vs. low-fat weight loss diets by insulin resistance status, chronic disease prevention, randomized controlled trials, human nutrition, community based studies, Community Based Participatory Research, sustainable food movement (animal rights and welfare, global warming, human labor practices), stealth health, nutrition policy, nutrition guidelines

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Internal Medicine
    Research Interest

    Research in hospice and palliative care with emphases on physician education, cultural aspects of end-of-life care, and healthcare system issues.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My major research interests and activities over the next several years will focus on the development and evaluation of the objective measurement of physical activity in free-living populations using a variety of sensing devices and mobile phones for data collection and processing. Also, I will continue to direct the Stanford Heart Network with the major mission being to assist community-based CVD prevention/treatment programs implement more effective heart attack and stroke prevention programs.

  • C. F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy and, by courtesy, of Statistics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    Evidence-based medicine
    Clinical and molecular epidemiology
    Human genome epidemiology
    Research design
    Reporting of research
    Empirical evaluation of bias in research
    Randomized trials
    Statistical methods and modeling
    Meta-analysis and large-scale evidence
    Prognosis, predictive and personalized medicine and health
    Sociology of science

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Psychology
    • Psychiatry
    Research Interest

    Dr. Shelli Kesler is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kesler’s academic research program focuses on the application of cognitive neuroscience to the study of clinical populations. Her laboratory seeks to identify the biological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficit, develop and implement novel behavioral interventions for cognitive dysfunction and improve cognitive neu

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research is focused on the development and evaluation of cigarette smoking prevention and cessation therapies and obesity prevention treatments for children, adolescents and adults.

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Research Interest

    My interests include the application of behavioral theory and social ecological approaches to achieve large scale changes impacting chronic disease prevention and control; expanding the reach and translation of evidence-based interventions through state-of-the-art technologies; exploring social and physical environmental influences on health; applying community participatory research perspectives to address health disparities; and policy-level approaches to health promotion/disease prevention.

  • Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Dr. Koopman's research is focused in three primary areas:

    1) Investigating factors associated with neuropsychiatric and other symptoms and quality of life in persons with serious illness.

    2) Evaluating psychosocial and other kinds of interventions to improve health and quality of life among persons who are living with or are survivors of serious illness.

    3) Examining factors associated with health behaviors (e.g., sleep, sexuality, and substance abuse) among the medically ill.

  • Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Emerita
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    I am interested in the methodology pertinent to dealing with research problems where biological and behavioral interests meet. These interests have been applied not only in psychiatric research, but in those areas of Cardiology, Pediatrics and other fields of medicine in which behavioral research is becoming ever more salient.

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management
    • Gastrointestinal cancer genetics
    Research Interest

    Gastrointestinal cancer prevention and risk management. Risk stratification. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Health services research.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emerita
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Community based psycoeducational intervention studies of disease self management for people with chronic diseases. arthritis, lung diseases, heart disease AIDs, low back pain and diabetes. Programs and studies in Spanish and English. Interventions are in small groups, mailed or on the Internet.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. Nguyen is interested in cancer prevention and control in ethnic and socio-economic underserved communities and health disparities.

  • Research Interest

    Dr. O’Malley is interested in disease surveillance, breast(both males and females), ovarian, colon and lung cancers. She has focused much of her research on cancer outcomes, particularly the interplay between comorbidity, treatment and survival.

  • Consulting Assistant Professor, Health Research & Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Evaluating factors associated with racial disparities in prostate and breast cancer diagnosis, progression and survival.
    Evaluating genetic factors and gene/environment interactions involved in prostate and breast cancer incidence, progression and survival.
    Assessing quality of life and survivorship issues two or more years after diagnosis.
    Providing information and community-based solutions to improve public health.

  • Professor of Health Research & Policy (Biostatistics) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Statistics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research is in statistics and their applications to medicine and biology. Many efforts have concerned tree-structured algorithms for classification, regression, survival analysis, and clustering.

  • The Irving Schulman, M.D. Endowed Professor in Child Health and Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
    Clinical Focus
    • Pediatrics, General
    • Obesity, Children and Adolescents
    • Pediatrics
    Research Interest

    Dr. Robinson focuses on "solution-oriented" research, developing and evaluating effective health promotion and disease prevention interventions for children and adolescents. His research is mostly experimental, conducting school-, family- and community-based randomized controlled trials to test theory-driven behavioral, social and environmental interventions to prevent obesity, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, reduce smoking, and study the effects of children's television use.

  • Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent
    • Medical Director, Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
    Research Interest

    Dr. Spiegel's research program involves mind/body interactions, including cancer progression, the response to traumatic stress, and the effect of hypnosis on the perception of pain and anxiety.

  • Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, (SPRC) and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine.
    Dr. Stefanicks research focuses on chronic disease prevention (particularly, heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and dementia) in both women and men. Her work on the effects of menopausal hormones on cardiovascular and other health outcomes in mostly healthy postmenopausal women (in the Womens Health Initi

  • Professor of Dermatology at Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Cutaneous (Dermatologic) Oncology
    • Pigmented Skin Lesions
    • Melanoma
    Research Interest

    1) Early detection of melanoma through enhanced screening and professional and public education to improve melanoma awareness. 2) Chemoprevention of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers in high-risk groups. 4) Epidemiologic and sociodemographic aspects of melanoma. 4) National dermatologist liaison to the ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee and Co-founder/Co-Director of the Melanoma Prevention Working Group, an interdisciplinary Intergroup collaboration dedicated to melanoma control and prevent

  • Research Interest

    Tobin is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Washington and did postdoctoral research in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley and in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. She became a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1983 and moved to Stanford University in 1996. Her research contributions have been published in presti

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