Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS serves as Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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 and Associate Director of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Small is leader of the Prostate Cancer Program and also serves as a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Urology and as Chief of Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF.
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 is 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 of Population Sciences.
Additionally Dr. Hiatt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF.
Gerrie Shields, MBA, serves as Associate Director of Clinical Services Administration.
Sorena Nadaf, MS, MMI, serves as Associate Director of Translational Bioinformatics as well as being the Chief Informatics Officer for the Cancer Center. He currently serves on the NCI's National Cancer Informatics Program Committee.Kate Shumate, MPA, serves as Associate Director of Scientific Programs Administration.
Assistant directors of the Executive Committee:
Rena J. Pasick, DrPH, serves as Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, serves as Assistant Director, Health Care Disparities
Martin McMahon, PhD, serves as Assistant Director, Professional Education
Guiding the executive committee's work are advisory groups, including an Institutional Advisory Board, External Advisory Board, and Community Advisory Board.
The Clinical Cancer Center Governing Board, chaired by Peter Carroll, MD, comprises departmental chairs of clinical oncology programs at UCSF/Mount Zion, as well as representatives from the UCSF Medical Center, School of Medicine, and Medical Group. A Clinical Cancer Center Operations Group, which reports to the Governing Board, is responsible for day-to-day clinical operations.
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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.