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Care and Treatment of Hereditary Cancers

Doctor Stories

James Ford, MD: Why I Went into Medicine

James Ford, MD, director of the Stanford Cancer Genetics Program, has always been fascinated with figuring out how genetics influences cancer. His interest is in working with families to lower their risk of familial cancer.

Clinical Trials

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.

For Patients

Bring completed forms found in the New Patient Appointment Letter and Pre-Visit Questionnaire.


See the BRCA Decision Tool which guides the management of cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.

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Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordhealthcare.org

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