Stanford Cancer Institute


Gwen McCane was told the tumors in her liver were inoperable and incurable. The tumors were small, but deep inside her liver, the body's largest organ and so rich with blood vessels that any surgery is tricky. At Stanford, Dr. Gloria Hwang gave McCane hope and using microwave ablation, she made a small incision and, guided by imaging, found the tumors and applied microwave heat to destroy them. Gwen McCane was able to go home the next day. Learn more about Stanford's Cancer Center: Or to read the full story:


Entering the Stanford Cancer Center, the first thing you're likely to notice is the bright, spacious lobby and the circular welcome desk. Chances are there will be a person behind the desk—a smiling patient navigator, specially trained to help to guide you through your experience. The navigators are the first contact for a wide range of personal services available to patients and their families.


A pathway that shields normal stem cells from DNA damage appears to also help cancer stem cells withstand radiation treatment for the disease. Link to full story:


The Stanford Cancer Institute, which opened in 2005, strives to combine the best in cancer research and patient care. From research in stem cell and therapeutics, tackling the most complex cancer cases, to the latest advancements in patient care, Stanford's Cancer Institute is a leader in cancer care innovations.


A decade after Steve Greiner was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he couldn't help but worry when a long afternoon working outside left nearly his entire body covered with itchy sores. But, as he had so many times before, he found quick and understanding help at the Stanford Cancer Center. The Cancer Center's Dermato-oncology Clinic provides targeted dermatological care that can vastly improve a cancer patient's day-to-day life through correct diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions — from the simple to the complex. Read Steve's story:


As part of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Stanford physicians got together to create and share a message of hope and educate the public about this devastating disease. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S. and the world, claiming the lives of 1.3 million people worldwide each year.


Three noted Stanford researchers discuss the importance of Ludwig Cancer Research funding to their work.