Oncology In the Department of Medicine
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Welcome to the Division of Oncology, a center of excellence in patient care, medical education, and state-of-the-art research. Read More »

Welcome to our newest faculty
It is with real pleasure that we welcome Dr. Kim Margolin. Dr. Margolin comes to us from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. An internationally respected melanoma researcher, she is a member of the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN), served on the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee and chaired ASCO’s Cancer Education Committee. In addition to leading our melanoma program, Dr. Margolin will be the new director of our Oncology fellowship program.

  • To prevent cancer
  • To detect cancer early
  • To cure patients of cancer
  • To understand the biology of cancer
  • To predict who is likely to get cancer
  • To train physicians for careers in Academic Medicine and Research



Surprise finding about mastectomy

The first-ever direct comparison of breast cancer surgeries shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy, according to Stanford researcher, Allison Kurian.



Cancer Education Seminars - videos are now available on Oncology Online

Upcoming seminars are listed on the Department of Medicine events calendar.

Open Positions

The Division of Oncology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions, and the VA Palo Alto seeks a board-certified physician to serve as joint section chief for Oncology and Hematology.  Successful applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified or board-eligible in Oncology and/or Hematology, with a history of peer-reviewed funding. 

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