Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center


Cancer Clinical Trials Office

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) provides administrative, research, and educational services to Cancer Center investigators conducting clinical trials. Programs of the resource serve to increase awareness and accrual to clinical trials as well as to improve the quality and efficiencies of conducting clinical trials in compliance with the ever increasing regulatory, documentation, and oversight requirements . Please contact the office at 650-498-7061 for information about open clinical trials.

Information about cancer is available from many sources, including the ones listed below. You may wish to check for additional information at your local library or bookstore and from support groups in your community.

The Cancer Clinical Trials Information Sheet is a resource that defines clinical trials and lists resources at the Stanford Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

Cancer Information Service

The Cancer Information Service, a program of the National Cancer Institute, is a nationwide telephone service for cancer patients and their families and friends, the public, and health care professionals. The staff can answer questions (in English or Spanish) and can send free National Cancer Institute booklets about cancer. They also know about local resources and services. One toll-free number, 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), connects callers all over the country with the office that serves their area.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a voluntary organization with a national office and local units all over the country. This organization supports research, conducts educational programs, and offers many services to patients and their families. The American Cancer Society also provides free booklets on cancer. To obtain booklets, or for information about services and activities in local areas, call the Society's toll-free number, 1-800-ACS-2345, or the number listed under American Cancer Society in the white pages of the telephone book.


The National Cancer Institute has developed PDQ, a computerized database designed to give doctors quick and easy access to:

To access PDQ, physicians may use an office computer with a telephone hookup and a PDQ access code, or the services of a medical library with online searching capability. Cancer Information Service offices (1-800-4-CANCER) provide PDQ searches to callers and can tell physicians how to obtain regular access to the database. Patients may ask their physicians to use PDQ or may call the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER to request a search for themselves. PDQ is updated monthly with the latest cancer information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

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