HDFCCC Newsletter
Precision Cancer Medicine Building
Drs. Alan Ashworth, Sam Hawgood, and Talmadge King broke ground at the site of the future Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) at UCSF Mission Bay. Slated to open in early 2019, the facility will serve as the new heart of outpatient cancer care at UCSF. [read more]
news UCSF to "Stand Up for Science" on April 22
Attend a teach-in featuring faculty members who, during their careers, have pursued research that has clashed with political sentiments. A rally in support of research funding and diversity in science will follow.
news SFCAN Helps the City Take Aim at Reducing Use of Flavored Tobacco Products
Supervisor Cohen touted the efforts of UCSF and the San Francisco Cancer Initiative in providing the research to prompt the legislation.
  > Okizu is a residential camp and peer support program for children with cancer and their families. Learn about the volunteer program.

> The Emperor Science Award program helps promising high school students explore careers in cancer research and care. Apply to be a mentor by April 24.

Welcome New Members
Awards & Distinctions
  • Dean Sheppard, MD and Charles Craik, PhD were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more.
  • Chloe Atreya, MD, PhD, Jean-Philippe Coppe, PhD, and Kevan Shokat, PhD received a Marcus Program Seeding Bold Ideas Award for their project, "Kinome-guided Targeted Therapy: Targeting Pro-Inflammatory Cascades in Patient-derived BRAF (V600E) Colorectal Cancer Xenografts."
  • Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD was selected to receive the 60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Basic Science. Read more.
  • Michael Evans, PhD received a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society for his project, "Development of a biomarker for imaging mTORC1 activity with PET."
  • John Gordan, MD, PhD, in collaboration with Shokat Lab and Bardeesy Lab, received a DOD Translational Team Science Award to use proteomics to characterize the response to FGFR inhibitors in cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Hani Goodarzi, PhD will receive the 2017 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. Read more.
  • Melisa Wong, MD received a 2017 Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award.
  • Amit Sabnis, MD received the 2017 AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research to further his research in identifying the molecular mechanism behind an oncogene-directed therapy in rhabdomyosarcoma and defining the PAX3-FOXO1 translatome.
  • Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH received the 2016-2017 Pathways to Discovery Mentor Award.
  • Trever Bivona, MD, PhD received a grant of $363,000 from the NCI for his project, "Characterization of YAP as a rational companion target in lung cancer."
  • Welcome to Lauren Roberts, Project Manager for Cancer Strategic Initiatives.
In the News
news S.F. May Ban Flavored Tobacco Products
SF Weekly | April 18, 2017
news Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises
NBC News | April 11, 2017
news Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses
UCSF | April 10, 2017
news Parental smoking linked to genetic changes in kids with cancer
KFGO | April 6, 2017
news Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer
UCSF | March 29, 2017
news UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Research Funding for 6th Consecutive Year
UCSF | March 27, 2017
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