Posted by Michael David on June 8, 2013
Stanford Cancer Institute
Beverly S. Mitchell, M.D.
800 Welch Road, Room 284
Stanford, CA 94305-5796
Tel: (650) 736-1808
Fax: (650) 736-0607
One of two newly designated NCI Cancer Centers (2007), the Stanford Cancer Institute is committed to applying advances in basic research to the improvement of cancer prevention and clinical care. The translational research programs are based upon institutional strengths in basic science and technology development. The Center is run in partnership with Stanford Hospitals & Clinics the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital. Ten multidisciplinary research programs include areas of particular strength in molecular imaging, immunology and immunotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, cancer stem cells, and radiobiology. Partnership with the Northern California Cancer Center enhances the Center’s epidemiology, prevention and outreach programs.
With over 270 members, NCI funding of over $38 million, and a newly opened clinical cancer center, the Center brings together faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from 4 Schools and 30 Departments throughout Stanford University. Planning has begun for a 200,000 sq. ft. laboratory-based research facility that will house newly recruited faculty in cancer and stem cell research. The Center participates in NCI-funded programs in nanotechnology, the tumor microenvironment and computational biology.
Stanford has recently been named a Ludwig Center based on its expertise in cancer stem cell research. Dr. Irving Weissman is Director of the Stanford Cancer Center and the Ludwig Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research and Medicine.
*Source: National Cancer Institute