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
    We are delighted to announce the arrival of Dr. Pelin Cinar, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology). Dr. Cinar trained at UCSF and joins us in September as the newest member of our Gastro-intestinal Cancer group; she will begin to see patients in clinic this fall. Dr. Cinar also has special expertise in the field of quality improvement, and will be working closely with our hospital colleagues in this regard. 

We are happy to welcome Dr. Christina Curtis, who joins us from University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Curtis received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Computational Biology and is a noted expert in the application of Systems Biology and Integrative Genomics to the study of human cancer.        

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Dr. Neel K. Gupta, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology and Hematology). Dr. Gupta trained at UCSF and joined us in August on the hospital Med 9 inpatient service; he will begin to see lymphoma patients in clinic this fall. He has particular expertise in central nervous system lymphomas.

  • 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

Open Positions

The Division of Oncology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions and the Palo Alto VA seeks an outstanding physician to serve as Section Chief for Oncology at the Veteran's Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).  Successful applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified or board-eligible in Medical Oncology, and have a history of significant peer-reviewed funding. 

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