Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS serves as President of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health. Dr. Ashworth also serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine and holds the E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professorship in Oncology.
Eric Small, MD serves as Deputy Director.
Dr. Small is leader of the Prostate Cancer Program and also serves as Chief of the Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF. He holds the Stanford W. Ascherman and Norman R. Ascherman Endowed Chair as well as the Doris and Donald Fisher Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Cancer Research.
Peter Carroll, MD, serves as Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Clinical Services. Dr. Carroll is currently Associate Dean of UCSF School of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Urology and holds the Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Texaco Distinguished Professorship in Prostate Cancer.
Laura J. van 't Veer, PhD, serves as Associate Director of Applied Genomics.
Dr. van 't Veer servers as Leader of the Breast Oncology Program, and holds the Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research.
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, serves as Associate Director for Population Sciences. Additionally Dr. Hiatt serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, and he leads the San Francisco Cancer Initiative.
Alan P. Venook, MD, serves as Shorenstein Associate Director for Program Development. Additionally Dr. Venook is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and holds the Madden Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Oncology and Translational Research, UCSF.
Zena Werb, PhD serves as Associate Director for Basic Sciences. Dr. Werb is also Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Anatomy as well as the Associate Director for Basic Science and Co-Leader of the Cancer, Immunity, and Microenvironment Program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Charles Ryan, MD serves as Associate Director for Clinical Sciences. Dr. Ryan is also Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, serves as Program Leader, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, and holds the Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, UCSF.
Emily Bergsland, MD serves as Associate Director for Education. Dr. Bergsland is Professor of Clinical Medicine and holds the Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, UCSF.
Benjamin Braun, MD, PhD serves as Associate Director for Shared Resources. Dr. Braun is Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF and Director of the Laboratory for Cell Analysis Core at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Lawrence Fong, MD serves as Associate Director for Immunotherapy. Dr. Fong is also Co-Leader of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program and holds the Efim Guzik Distinguished Professor in Cancer Biology, UCSF.
Pamela Munster, MD serves as Associate Director for Developmental Therapeutics. Dr. Munster is also Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) UCSF; Director of the Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit, Leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, and Co-leader of the Center for BRCA Research at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Rena J. Pasick, DrPH, serves as Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach. She is also Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF and manages the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Guiding the executive leadership's work are advisory groups, including an Institutional Advisory Board, External Advisory Board, and Community Advisory Board.
Kate Shumate, MPA, serves as Chief of Staff; Director, Administration and Planning.
Thomas Cunningham, PhD, serves as Director of Finance and Operations.
Vicky Agnew, serves as Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications.
The Clinical Cancer Governance Board, chaired by Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, comprises departmental chairs of clinical oncology programs at UCSF, as well as representatives from the UCSF Medical Center and School of Medicine.
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Programmatically, the Cancer Center's work is concentrated among highly multidisciplinary areas, each of which includes lab scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, and providers of patient care. Collaboration across disciplines ensures that insights gained in the lab can move quickly and effectively to cancer patients' bedsides. More about the Cancer Center's program areas can be found in our Research section.