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>>Laura van 't Veer Wins European Inventor Award 2015!

The invention from researcher Laura Johanna van 't Veer and her team at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to make informed decisions about whether or not to undergo chemotherapy after initial surgery.
This is the Popular Prize.

> List of winners from EPO.org
> Read the office press release.
> "Studies on the biology of a tumour changed treatment regimes" (Financial Times, 6/11/15)

Additonal Awards

  • Trever Bivona - named as a 2015 Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research
  • Alan Ashworth receives Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Spirit of Empowerment Award

Welcome to new HDFCCC Member

Bidding Farewell

We Go For Good! - HDFCCC Staff

Welcome Home party TODAY June 11th from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Mount Zion!
Come and greet the victorious Lamorna and Malinda who are completing their week-long circle the Bay route to raise money for breast cancer research programs at UCSF.

> They've raised > $11K so far but there's still time to donate! >>Visit WeGoForGood website

#WhiteOutCancerDay - for Cancer Immunotherapy Month

HDFCCC is co-sponsoring Cancer Immunotherapy Month (JUNE!).

What you can do:

  • Download the badge to include in your signature this month
  • Friday, June 12, is #WhiteOutCancer Day with white signifying immunotherapy's power to treat all cancers.
    Take a picture of your lab mates in your white coats and hashtag #WhiteOutCancerDay! Share the photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!


Join or support Team "MH 6th Floor" at the 7/19/2015 AIDS Walk San Francisco


From UCSF.edu


tweetOn Twitter
  • 6/11: EuropeanPatentOffice @EPOorg Laura van 't Veer wins the European Inventor Award 2015 in the #SMEs category! Congrats! @ucsf @ucsfCancer #EIA15
  • 6/10: Did you know that June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month? Follow with #CIM15 via @CancerResearch
  • 6/9: RT @audvin: Growth of Physicians Tweeting During ASCO Annual Meetings #ASCO15 #hcsm
  • 6/9: Excellent RT @EileenOBrien: Great summary of the use of #Periscope at #ASCO15 by @ChrisPascale6
  • 6/9: Read about cell division. Text inspired by prof David Morgan talk. @CosyScience @UCSFCancer
  • 6/8: When Pain Persists After #BreastCancer Surgery via @nytimeswell @DrLauraEsserman
  • 6/7: Great to see the @wegoforgood team still going strong. Follow their route: #ucsfproud


Upcoming Events

DEADLINES - Due June 15th:

HDFCCC Speakers/Programmatic Events HDFCCC Events
  • Thursday June 11
    • 11:30-1:00 pm: We Go For Good Welcome home party at Mount Zion, 2350 Sutter, Healing Garden, Women's Health Center
    • 11:00 am : Cancer Center Special Seminar
      "DEPendence of association with number of Top Hits (DEPTH) and other approaches to analysing genome-wide association studies to address the issue of "missing heritability" Professor John Hopper, University of Melbourne
  • Wednesday, June 17:
    • 4:00 - 5:15 pm: Sokolow Lecture with René Bernards, PhD Professor of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Netherlands Cancer Institute
      "Synthetic Lethal Drug Combinations for the Treatment of Cancer"
      Mission Bay Campus, Byers Auditorium, GH-106 [live stream]
  • Thursday, June 18:
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Sokolow Education Seminar with René Bernards, PhD Professor of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Netherlands Cancer Institute
      "Personalized Cancer Treatment Beyond the Genotype"
      Parnassus Campus, HSW-300
  • June 22:
    • Cancer Center Special Seminar
      "The Integrated Stress Response in tumor development and metastasis: Problems and therapeutic opportunities" > Constantinos (Costas) Koumenis, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair and Research Division Director, Dept of Radiation Oncology, UPenn, Perelman School of Medicine
      Host: Davide Ruggero, PhD
  • June 23:
    • 3:00 pm: Special Biostatistics Seminar
      "Bayesian Optimal Interval Designs for Phase I Clinical Trials" > Dr. Ying Yuan, MD Anderson; Location: HD291
    • 4:00 pm: Cancer Center Special Seminar
      "Using Hyperpolarized 13C Pyruvate to Assess Response in Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma - A Non-invasive Response Biomarker" > Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD, Recipient of the 2015 HDFCCC-Kure It Grant for Underfunded Cancer Research
  • June 24:
Conferences, Symposia, Retreats

Funding Opportunities


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