Because we work in such a dynamic institution with many important priorities, the goal of this communication is to ensure that our SCI and CCTO staff members have the most up-to-date information about new developments or changes. We also want to be sure that you, our valued employees who are critical to our success, are able to connect with the broader mission we have to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Thank you for the work that you do each and every day.
“Uniquely Stanford Cancer” Video Series
The SCI is pleased to launch our new series of videos, “Uniquely Stanford Cancer.” The goal of this video series is to highlight Stanford’s unique strengths across our three missions of research, education and patient care. Topics include Genomics, Circulating Tumor DNA, Training the Next Generation, Phase I Clinical Research and Patient Care, Cellular Immunotherapy, Molecular Imaging and Radiation Therapy. The full length video is 17 minutes long, but each of the 10 components is only 1 – 3 minutes in length for easy viewing on the relevant pages of the SCI website and also distribution through the SCI’s growing suite of social media platforms.
To see all of the videos please visit the SCI’s YouTube channel. There are also several additional video segments that were shot at the same time as this video project, and will be created as standalone pieces moving forward. The next segment in process features the “Uniquely Stanford Cancer” CD47 story. We appreciate the partnership of SHC who provided funding to support the project.
Under One Umbrella 2019
The Under One Umbrella 10th anniversary fundraiser for the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center was held at the Bing Concert Hall on February 27, 2019. This milestone year broke records by raising $3 million to bring the total raised by the event over the years to $51 million. These funds enable Stanford to recruit and retain world-class physicians and scientists; support the clinical trials of new drugs, genetics and immunotherapies; and improve diagnostics and expand and maintain supportive care services for patients and families during treatment.
The event included energetic performances from country artists Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood, as well as the showing of an inspiring “Discovery & Hope” video produced by SCI Senior Advisor Jonathan Berek, MD.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher mortality rates and higher incidence rates of colorectal cancer than all other racial or ethnic groups, and fewer than 40 percent of American Indian adults have ever been screened for colorectal cancer. Risk increases with age and more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 years old or older. Screening is an important way to find colorectal cancer early when it can be most easily treated.
Learn more about the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines.