Director Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS leads the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center along with the team below. He also holds the David A. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research. Dr. McCormick currently serves as president of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Eric Small, MD serves as Deputy Director and Associate Director of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Small 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.
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.
Laura J. van 't Veer, PhD, serves as Associate Director of Applied Genomics.
Dr. van 't Veer is Leader of the Breast Oncology Program, holds the Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and is Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE.
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.
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.
Gerrie Shields, MBA, serves as Associate Director of Clinical Services Administration.
Kate Shumate, MPA, serves as Associate Director of Scientific Programs Administration.
Assistant directors of the Executive Committee hold responsibility for alliance management (Teri Melese, PhD), community education and outreach (Rena J. Pasick, DrPH), health care disparities (Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD), and professional education (Martin McMahon, PhD).
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.