HDFCCC Newsletter
UCSF Oncologist Andrew Ko, MD, Answers Pancreas Cancer FAQs on Facebook Live
Following the self-disclosure of Jeopardy's Alex Trebek that he is battling pancreas cancer, ABC7 News reporter Kate Larsen sat down with Dr. Andrew Ko to discuss common questions about the disease. During the 30-minute Facebook Live broadcast, Dr. Ko discussed common side effects of treatment and certain risk factors specific to pancreas cancer.
news Feature: Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology (BTBMT) Shared Resource
From the patient consent process to biospecimen acquisition, processing, storage, and distribution, the BTBMT plays a critical role in precision cancer research at UCSF.
news Looking Ahead to #AACR19
From panels to oral presentations, posters, and mini-symposiums, UCSF experts are bringing exciting research findings to the upcoming AACR Annual Meeting. Join the conversation on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest news and event highlights.
  The HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program would love your support as they participate in the annual Bras for the Cause fundraising walk on Saturday, April 13, in Downtown Pleasanton.

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Welcome New Members
Isha Jain, PhD - Associate Member, Cancer Genetics
Awards & Distinctions
Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD has been awarded the 15th AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The award will be presented at the 2019 AACR Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Ross Okimoto, MD received the 2019 Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
Laurel Bray-Hanin, MA was reelected in March to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.
Pamela Munster, MD was honored at the Susan G. Komen Bay Area Vision Awards Luncheon on February 22, 2019. Read more.
Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS and team have received a grant co-funded by the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Goldberg Family Foundation, and Gray Foundation, to support further research into PARP inhibitors. Read more.
Congratulations to the recipients of the HDFCCC Above and Beyond Awards for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019!
In the News
news National Cancer Institute Director, Ned Sharpless, Named FDA's Acting Commissioner
New York Times | Mar 12, 2019
news Experimental Vaccines in Development for Relapsing Patients With AML
Cancer Network | Mar 7, 2019
news The Big Sick
Sactown Magazine | Mar 4, 2019
news Highlights from the Precision Medicine World Conference 2019
UCSF Precision Medicine | Mar 1, 2019
news UCSF's Top NIH-Funded Projects of 2018
UCSF | Feb 27, 2019
news Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?
HealthDay News | Feb 25, 2019
Recent Publications

Vu K, Mannis G, Hwang J, Geng H, Rubenstein JL. Low-dose lenalidomide maintenance after induction therapy in older patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma. Br J Haematol. 2019 Feb 3.

Sabelström H, Quigley D, Fenster T, Foster DJ, Fuchshuber CAM, Saxena S, Yuan E, Li N, Paterno F, Phillips JJ, James CD, Norling B, Berger MS, Persson AI. High density is a property of slow-cycling and treatment-resistant human glioblastoma cells. Exp Cell Res. 2019 Mar 4.

Oldridge DA, Truong B, Russ D, DuBois SG, Vaksman Z, Mosse YP, Diskin SJ, Maris JM, Matthay KK. Differences in Genomic Profiles and Outcomes between Thoracic and Adrenal Neuroblastoma. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Feb 21.

Featured Resource
  news Download the March 2019 newsletter of the University of California Hematologic Malignancies Consortium (UCHMC).

For more information about the UCHMC, visit
Mar 15: Friday Cancer Center Seminar - UCSF Mission Bay
Ross Okimoto, MD, will present, "Targeting transcriptional dependence in cancer progression and metastasis."
Mar 27: Breast Oncology Program Seminar - UCSF Mount Zion
Simina Boca, PhD, will present, "An evidence-based network approach to recommending targeted cancer therapies."
Mar 29-Apr 3: AACR Annual Meeting 2019 - Atlanta, GA
Stay tuned for a brochure highlighting UCSF presenters at this year's conference.
Education and Training

As part of our Postdoc Quarterly Professional Development Series, the HDFCCC Office of Education & Training (OET) is hosting:

training Art of Mentoring: A panel discussion with UCSF faculty recognized for their exceptional mentoring skills
April 10, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Mission Hall Room 1401

Developing mentoring skills will help you on any path you choose to follow as a scientist. This panel will give you an opportunity to ask current UCSF faculty for advice on how to develop your mentoring style. View event details and register by April 5.

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