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Stanford University is an international leader in cancer research and patient care. The mission of the Stanford Clinical Cancer Program is to provide comprehensive care through multidisciplinary collaboration and integrated services, to advance cancer therapies through clinical research, and to train future leaders in the treatment of patients with cancer. The collaborative approach to cancer research and treatment is a hallmark of this program. Surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pediatric oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists participate in sixteen weekly combined modality clinics.

The Clinical Cancer Program at Stanford is comprehensive. Highlights include:

• Translational research and innovative combined modality trials for management of cancers of the prostate, head and neck, breast, lung, colon, liver, melanoma, and other solid tumors.

• Pioneering efforts in the management of Hodgkin's disease and the lymphomas.

• Premier bone marrow transplantation.

• Highly advanced radiation therapy techniques including conformal radiotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, intravascular brachytherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, and radio-immunotherapy.

• Specialized therapy for AIDS-related malignancies.

• World-renowned neuro-oncology program providing innovative therapy for brain and spinal cord cancers.

• Risk prevention/genetic screening.

• Leaders in the treatment of pediatric malignancies, particularly lymphomas and sarcomas.

One hundred and sixty faculty members participate in cancer care and clinical research with over 500 active clinical trials. Research on the fundamentals of cancer is conducted in the Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine and the Center for Clinical Sciences Research.