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Announcements 8/15/2016
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Save the Date: 2016 UCSF Cancer Center Symposium

  • The annual UCSF Cancer Center Symposium will take place on November 16-17, 2016, at UCSF Mission Bay. This year's topic is Therapeutic Resistance, and the program will feature keynote speaker Charles Sawyers, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Welcome to New Faculty
  • Please welcome Mi-Ok Kim, PhD, the new Director of the Biostatistics Core for the UCSF Cancer Center.
Bidding Farewell
Awards & Distinctions

  • Once again, the UCSF Medical Center ranked among the nation's best hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report's 2016-2017 survey. UCSF received elite Honor Roll status for exceptional performance in 15 medical specialties, and it was the top-ranked cancer hospital in Northern California.
  • Allison Drain, a PhD student in Bioengineering, has been selected to receive the first Predoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Research.
  • Lydia B. Zablotska, MD, MPA, PhD received the 2016 Stephen B. Hulley Award for Excellence In Teaching, UCSF.
  • Congratulations to the recent recipients of the HDFCCC Above and Beyond Awards: Ilaria Mastroserio, Kamran Abri-Lavasani, Greg Nalbandian, Danielle Rodriguez-Jaquez, Ovidio Velasquez, Christopher Wong, Erin Hayes, and Cecilia Enad. This award recognizes non-faculty staff who display excellence in their dedication and commitment level in their work at the Cancer Center.



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  • The NCI has launched Clinical Trials Ideas, a platform to gather ideas from patients, caregivers, advocates, health professionals, and technical partners on how to make cancer clinical trials information more accessible. Submit ideas by August 30.
  • The Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB), a state-of-the-art facility that will integrate research and world-class patient care on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, will be designed by international architecture firm Stantec Inc.
  • Catalyst Awards cycle opens on August 22nd! This intramural funding mechanism is focused on development of therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, and digital health products. Applications due Sept 19.
  • Many new health warning labels (238) have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents.
  • Call for artists: The United States Mint has launched a public design competition (Aug 1 - Oct 17), for a limited edition, pink-gold Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin that will support breast cancer research. Submit your portfolio to enter the competition.

Upcoming Events

Featured Events
  • Sept 2: Friday Cancer Center Seminar - Bakar Auditorium, HD-160, UCSF Mission Bay
    The weekly seminar series kicks off with Mario Luca Suva, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
  • Nov 16-17: 2016 UCSF Cancer Center Symposium - Genentech Hall Auditorium, UCSF Mission Bay
    SAVE THE DATE! This year's symposium will be on Therapeutic Resistance and will feature keynote speaker Charles Sawyers, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. More details TBA soon.

Conferences, Symposia, Retreats

Funding Opportunities

  • View current funding opportunities. AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research, CIRM Clinical Trial grant program, Early Phase Clinical Research Support, and more!


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UCSF-HDFCCC Erin Hayes, Communications
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