Members of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center exemplify extraordinary scientific distinction as measured by prestigious national and international honors.
Important UCSF cancer research from the 1970s includes seminal work by Drs. J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus, who were awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of oncogenes. Today, UCSF investigators build on that legacy of prize-winning research. Current Cancer Center members who have been honored for outstanding scientific achievements include the following:
The Nobel is awarded to the person(s) who has made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine.
The Lasker, known as "America's Nobel," honors a researcher whose accomplishments have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or cure of one of the great crippling and killer diseases of our century.
Often considered the "Nobel Prize of Asia," the Shaw prize honors individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in academic and scientific research or applications, and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.
The NAS is a society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
The RS is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.
The RSE is the independent scientific academy of Scotland, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.
The IOM aims to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health, and provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy.
The Academy is an international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders.
The HHMI is a nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields, and helps to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide.