SCI Member Kudos

Congratulations to SCI Members

Stand Up To Cancer – LUNGevity – American Lung Association Lung Cancer Award 

SCI members, Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD, and Ash Alizadeh, MD, PhD, in collaboration with MGH were awarded $2 million by AACR. The aim of the grant is to develop a composite blood-based biomarker to be used in conjunction with imaging for early diagnosis of lung cancer.  Specifically, the researchers will explore combining circulating tumor DNA and circulating tumor cell analyses into an integrated assay.

2017 NCI Director's Awards Recipient

Shivaani Kummar, MD, FACP, SCI Translational Oncology Research Program Leader and Director of the Phase I Clinical Research Program, Professor Of Medicine (Oncology) And Of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program At Stanford) received an NCI Director's Award for Rare Tumor Initiative Team, recognizing her accomplishments "For establishing the Rare Tumors Initiative in the CCR and advancing collaboration and research in the field of rare tumors".   The award was presented at the 2017 NCI Director's Awards Ceremony on October 18, 2017.

The V Foundation - Pediatric Cancer Research Immunology or Immunotherapy Award 

Kara Davis, D.O., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, was awarded a $600,000 V Foundation research grant for her project titled, “Understanding Phenotypic Flexiblity in B-Cell ALL and it impact on CAR-T therapy success”.

Jennifer Cochran appointed chair of bioengineering

Jennifer Cochran, PhD, has been appointed chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering, which is jointly operated by the School of Medicine and School of Engineering. Her five-year term begins Sept. 1.

Mary Kay Foundation Award

Jiangbin Ye, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, recently received a $100,000 Mary Kay Foundation 2017 research grant for his project titled, “Targeting serine and one-carbon unit metabolism in metastatic breast cancer.”

New Chief of Hematology Division

Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, has been named Chief of the Hematology Division.  Majeti is also the co-leader of SCI's Lymphoma & Leukemia Program.