Patients receiving care in the Stanford Cancer Center have access to
the full complement of our specialists, many of whom are nationally
recognized experts in their field. As the service-delivery arm of the
Stanford Cancer Instituate, the Stanford Cancer Center has a total of
13 different multispecialty tumor boards, each specializing in a
different type of cancer. At our weekly multispecialty patient review
boards, doctors from many different specialties collaborate with
nurses, psychosocial services, and other experts to develop the best
treatment options we can offer. Genetic testing and counseling are
also an integral part of our treatment approach.
Our commitment to quality
Stanford is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer
Center, a testament to our scientific excellence. We are also one of
the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
(NCCN), an alliance of 23 of the world's leading cancer centers
dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided
to patients with cancer.
US News & World Report consistently recognizes Stanford as
one of the top hospitals in America for cancer care. Our Magnet®
designation acknowledges the hospital for quality patient care,
nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practices.
Stanford is also certified by ASCO as a Quality Oncology Practice
Initiative (QOPI®) program, demonstrating a proven commitment to
quality patient care and safety.
Our legacy of cancer discoveries
Behind many of today's most successful cancer treatments is research
that originated at Stanford. We are pioneers in new diagnostic imaging
techniques used to target, treat, and, whenever possible, eliminate
cancer. From the discovery of antibody and biologic therapies that
harness the patient's immune system to successfully combat cancer, to
the development of the new radiation therapy technology we continue to
transform cutting-edge research into world-class patient care.
Translational medicine is the cornerstone of our cancer treatment
programs, with more than 300 clinical trials underway at Stanford. We
leverage the expertise of hundreds of doctors and researchers working
together to unravel cancer's secrets. Our physician scientists are
actively investigating revolutionary therapies that are on their way
to becoming tomorrow's standard of cancer care.
In addition, the Stanford Cancer Center rapidly invests in new
technologies that have been shown to improve cancer diagnosis and
treatment, ensuring that our patients have access to the best care possible.
For example, our all digital mammography service enables CAD
analysis of mammograms which has been proven to increase diagnostic
accuracy, and our PET/CT scanners allow doctors to simultaneously view
anatomical and biological tumor information, providing a greater
ability to pinpoint a cancer's location than ever before.
Your cancer team
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 participate in multidisciplinary
tumor boards to discuss patient diagnosis and treatment with
other experts on staff.
Unique attention to patients
Technology isn't the only thing that makes the Stanford Cancer
We also place a strong emphasis on patient convenience and
well-being. From valet parking, to a warm and uplifting environment,
to patient-focused amenities, such as our Cancer
Navigation Services and Cancer
Supportive Care Program, the staff of the Stanford Cancer Center
will provide a highly supportive environment for overcoming cancer.
This video explains how Stanford doctors use the genetics of individual tumors to design a personalized treatment for best results and to guide development of new treatments.
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.