Steven Hancock, MD

Radiation oncologist

Bio:   Dr. Steven Hancock is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center who has practiced at Stanford for over 30 years. He specializes in genitourinary cancers, such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, penile and urethral cancers. He also specializes in radiation and radiosurgery treatment of malignant and benign conditions that affect the central nervous system, including glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, arteriovenous malformations, and hemangioblastomas associated wtih Von Hippel Lindau syndrome. Dr. Hancock serves on the National Cancer Center Network (NCCN) guidelines panels for Kidney and Testicular cancers. Research activities have involved initial clinical trials of radiation sensitizer and hypoxic cell cytotoxic agents, initial clinical evaluation of the Cyberknife radiosurgical instrument and longitudinal studies of treatment outcomes and late effects of radiation therapy, such as secondary malignancies and radiation associated cardiovascular disease. Current interests are in the application of new imaging and treatment technologies for improving tumor control and minimizing short and long term side effects of radiation and combined modality therapy.
4.9 out of 5
355 Patient Ratings
45 Patient Comments

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology at Blake Wilbur Building

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic C
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Urologic Cancer Program

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1981) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1980) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1978) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1977) CA
  • Board Certification: Therapeutic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1982)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1976) CA

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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SHC Patient, May 2016

Felt comfortable; very good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Steven Hancock is an excellent dr.!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am very impressed with the brain oncology dept. at Stanford. Drs. Hancock & Chang are very receptive & throughout. The MRI & cyber knife process are very easy & always with caring staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Would not wish for a different doctor. Hancock is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Demonstrates genuine concern for my health and disability, very thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Overall good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Hancock and Heather are both at the top of any list regarding concern, helpfulness, knowledge.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Everyone was more than perfect.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very satisfactory.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Hancock is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Hancock is an outstanding physician and person.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Yes Dr. Steven Hancock was excellent.

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4.9 out of 5
355 Patient Ratings
45 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

Felt comfortable; very good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Steven Hancock is an excellent dr.!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am very impressed with the brain oncology dept. at Stanford. Drs. Hancock & Chang are very receptive & throughout. The MRI & cyber knife process are very easy & always with caring staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Would not wish for a different doctor. Hancock is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Demonstrates genuine concern for my health and disability, very thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Overall good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Hancock and Heather are both at the top of any list regarding concern, helpfulness, knowledge.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Everyone was more than perfect.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very satisfactory.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Hancock is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Hancock is an outstanding physician and person.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Yes Dr. Steven Hancock was excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Hancock is outstanding and a credit to the institution

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Hancock combines a friendly interest, demonstrates that he is paying attention (both in preparation for the examination and in the conversation during the visit) and engages in an informative conversation about the medical state of affairs.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Hancock is superb - very bright, articulate, exceptionally well informed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Both Dr. Hancock and Heather Smith NP have graciously taken on the role of coordinating care for my new concern. I am so grateful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The primary doctor (Dr. Hancock) and his nurse were very patient and both were very concern about my health. I like them very much!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Hancock's clinical skills and patient compassion are truly outstanding!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

She was wonderful and spent a lot of time with me- Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Hancock is one of the most CARING, respectful, smartest, best trained doctors I've ever seen. He is a "real" doctor - he listens, seems genuinely concerned, and cares!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Hancock is the reason I come to Stanford Cancer Center for treatment of my condition. He is superb.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

He is an amazing physician.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very caring, well informed. Had good information. Felt very comfortable with Dr. Hancock.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Each time I go to my medical appointment, I return home very encouraged by my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I am confident that Dr. Hancock provide me with the best available treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Hancock is super great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very satisfactory.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Does a poor job of explaining all (repeat all) options.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Steve Hancock is a treasure.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Hancock was very impressive/reassuring in wanting to confirm by manual examination what he saw in the printed record.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

The best physician I ever had, and at the most critical time.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Hopefully won't have to refer anybody to oncologist.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Hancock was very informative & helpful. He remembered information from previous visits & knew my situation well. I felt very comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Very friendly, ethical and a professional you can trust.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Hancock is top. I like him very much. He is a very devoted/experienced doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good service.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Best check-up in years.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I feel that my one-on-one relationship with doctor is personal and consistent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Some questions were not answered to the DEPTH I desired. More details would be better.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very professional.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I got the best care and service.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Hancock took a lot of time to listen to and answer my questions. Gave lots of information.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very good.