Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection
The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class research facility dedicated to cancer early detection programs. Our mission is to discover and implement minimally invasive diagnostic and imaging strate-gies for the detection and prognostication of cancers at early, curable stages. The Canary Center is the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to deliver these tests, by housing state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative research programs in molecular imaging, proteomics, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioinformatics. These initiatives have extensive links to the Stanford Cancer Institute, forming a direct pipeline for translation of early cancer detection research into clinical trials and practice. The Canary Center was established in 2009 through an alliance between Don Listwin, founder of the Canary Foundation, and Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Professor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The Canary Center is directed by Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research, and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.