Canary Center News Archives

9th Annual Canary Early Detection Symposium

October 15, 2013

The Canary Foundation Early Detection Symposium serves as a forum for members of the extended Canary Foundation Network to meet and share their successes, challenges, and visions for the field of early detection of cancer. Our goal is to work together to generate and optimize strategies for discovery, validation, and dissemination of tests for early cancer detection.

The speakers and audience include leading academic researchers, clinicians, as well as commercial and foundational partners. Agenda includes keynotes on global, government, and industry perspectives, as well as presentations and posters on Canary’s investments towards early detection of ovarian, lung, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.

3155 and 3165 Porter Drive Open House

Photo of 3155 and 3165 Porter Drive ribbon cutting

October 14, 2013

On October 14, 2013 we celebrated the opening of our new world class facilities at 3155 and 3165 Porter Drive. The Open House included a reception, ribbon cutting by Don Listwin, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhDDean Lloyd Minor, MDand Beverley Mitchell, MD and tours of our proteomicsmolecular biology, and chemistry core facilities.

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2013 Canary Challenge

The 2013 Canary Challenge

September 28, 2013

With 800 cyclists and 120 volunteers, the 2013 Canary Challenge raised over $800,000. Donations directly benefit Stanford Cancer Institute and the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection.

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Canary Center to Work with Labycyte on New NCI SBIR Grant "Imaging, Genomics, and Glycoproteomics for Cancer Detection"

September 23, 2013

Labcyte Inc., the acoustic dispensing company, has been awarded $1 million to create an innovative process to detect cancer-related proteins in samples, with initial work in breast cancer detection. The unsurpassed precision and accuracy of Labcyte acoustic liquid handling enables biomarker detection by measuring multiple proteins with a MALDI mass spectrometer. Recent work with the Canary Center at Stanford, also supported by the National Cancer Institute, showed the ability to achieve the sensitivity required for quantifying very small amounts of proteins associated with ovarian cancer. Measuring the amount of multiple proteins, and at lower cost, is an essential step in developing new diagnostic tools for disease treatment and monitoring.

This cutting-edge process encompasses stable standards and capture of biomarkers with antibodies and expects to achieve greater throughput than traditional liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric approaches. The utility of this technique will be tested by simultaneously analyzing 16 different biomarkers, run in quadruplicate, to simulate the analysis of 64 unique biomarkers. The process has the potential to expand to a greater number of biomarkers as well. It may enable significant advances in diagnostics and discovery.

» View official announcement

September 20, 2013

Dr. Diehn Received NIH New Innovator Award for "Developing a Genomic Approach for Cancer Screening"

July 8, 2013

Dr. Gambhir Received NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) for "Improved Prostate Cancer Detection Using Combined Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging"

June 24, 2013

Dr. Pitteri Awarded UCOP Grant for "Imaging, Genomics, and Glycoproteomics for Cancer Detection"

June 15, 2013

The New "Molecular Imaging Primer" eBook is Now Available

January 31, 2013

Dr. Levi's Photoacoustic Imaging Research Highlighted in Clinical Cancer Research

January 31, 2013

Dr. Pitteri Received McCormick Faculty Award

September 25, 2012

Dr. de la Zerda Received NIH Early Independence Award for his Project "Molecular Imaging of Protein Glycosylation in Living Subjects"

September 9, 2012

Dr. Kullolli received a Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 11th Annual World Congress Travel Award

August 6, 2012

Dr. Pitteri Awarded 2012 Department of Radiology Angel Funding

May 22, 2012

Dr. Pitteri Received 2012 ASMS Research Award

February 13, 2012

Dr. Pitteri Receives American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award

July 19, 2011

Canary Center at Stanford Adopts Syapse to Accelerate Early Cancer Detection Research

June 8, 2011

Dr. Gambhir Awarded SNM's 2011 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

May 9, 2011

Dr. Sanjiv S. Gambhir Appointed Chair of the Department of Radiology

December 16, 2010

IND Seminar Series starts January 10, 2011 [ View Schedule | Download PDF ]

November 1, 2010

Stanford Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Clinic Grand Opening

October 20, 2010

Canary Foundation Researchers Awarded EDRN - BDL Grant; Receive FDA eIND for New Lung Imaging Agent

July 26, 2010

A new book entitled "Molecular Imaging with Reporter Genes" is now available

July 23, 2010

A new book entitled "Molecular Imaging: Principles and Practice" is now available

June 15, 2010

Hongguang (Simon) Liu, Ph.D. Receives MICoE Young Investigator Award (1st Place)

May 7, 2010

Ben Hackel, Ph.D. Receives American Cancer Society / Canary Foundation Fellowship

February 1, 2010

Spotting Cancer Sooner Than Ever Before - ABC - KGO

June 11, 2009

Canary Center Open House

June 10, 2009

Foundation to back early cancer detection center

June 9, 2009

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection