The Stanford Cancer Center provides the most advanced medical
expertise in an environment that focuses on humanity, compassion and
concern. Ongoing collaborations with basic scientists and clinical
researchers in the Stanford
Cancer Institute mean that patients benefit from the latest
discoveries and innovative treatments, leading to better outcomes.
Tumor boards are meetings where specialists from surgery, medical
oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, genetics, and pathology
collaboratively review a patient's condition and determine the best
treatment plan. Through this multidisciplinary approach, patients have
access to a diverse team of Stanford cancer experts instead of relying
on a single opinion.
At the weekly Tumor Board meetings, the brain tumor physicians come together to discuss the diagnosis and treatment for their most complex cases. They share their insights and expertise in this interdisciplinary setting to ensure that the most appropriate, research driven diagnosis and treatment decisions are made for each of their patients.
Underlying all of our clinical cancer services is a team of doctors,
nurses, and staff that work together to give you the best care and
most positive experience possible. Our teams collaborate at all stages
of your care, and doctors regularly discuss patient diagnosis and
treatment with other experts on staff.
Stanford Cancer Center doctors discuss the latest screening and treatment advances in breast cancer.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.