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Welcome to New Members

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.
Awards & Distinctions

  • Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS was awarded the 2016 Drexel Medicine Prize in Translational Medicine at the 4th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease.
  • Dan Bikle, MD, PhD is the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research's 2016 Louis V. Avioli Founders Awardee.
  • Joel Palefsky, MD and team received a grant of $654,000 from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled, "Anal HPV infection and anal HSIL among HIV-infected MSM aged 50+ years."
  • Carolyn Calfee, MD and team received a grant of $120,000 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a project entitled, "ARDS endotypes: Expanded analysis of clinical and biological phenotypes and evolution over time."
  • Three UCSF researchers have been awarded grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research:
    • Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, will receive $200,000 to continue his genomics research to identify biomarkers and develop drugs that target these new biomarkers to provide more-effective treatment options for breast cancer that will improve patient outcomes.
    • Rena Pasick, DrPH, will receive $300,000 to implement a study aimed at connecting low-income African-American breast cancer patients with Comprehensive Cancer Centers for second medical opinions and access to high-quality care.
    • Gabriel Eades, PhD, will receive $180,000 to use a new technology called TRACER to understand the changes cancer cells undergo that result in drug resistance, with the goal of designing drugs that will slow this process and convert lethal, drug-resistant cancers to treatable cancers.



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Upcoming Events

Featured Events
  • Oct 1: Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science - Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street
    A day of discovery focused on exploring the impacts of food and science on breast health.
  • 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


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