HDFCCC Newsletter
Rising Stars: New Faculty Members Lead to New Discoveries at UCSF
Our HDFCCC members collaborate across the entire UCSF campus, from the various research labs to the clinical offices in each division and department. Through these collaborations, young physician-scientists are mentored and supported in order to make valuable discoveries that move the science forward and pave the way for powerful new cancer treatments. Read about three remarkable individuals who are striving to make a positive impact in the lives of patients here at UCSF and around the world. [read more]
news UCSF Experts Share Latest Research at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting
View a summary of UCSF's participation in the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference in Chicago.
news Bras for the Cause
The HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program would love your support as they participate in the annual Bras for the Cause fundraising walk on April 28th. Join the UCSF team, volunteer, or make donation.
  The Annual UCSF Skin Cancer Screening event will take place on Saturday, May 12th at Mount Zion. Screenings are open to the public, including non-UCSF patients. Insurance and appointments are not required.

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Welcome New Members
Collin Blakely, MD, PhD - Member, Cancer Genetics
Awards & Distinctions
Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS has been elected as a Fellow to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Read more.
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD has been appointed head of the HDFCCC Molecular Oncology Initiative incorporating the Molecular Tumor Board (MTB). Read more.
Geronima Cortese-Jimenez, MPH, RN, OCN, nurse navigator for the Urology clinic at Mission Bay, was recognized by The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group for her invaluable contributions to the prostate cancer community. Read more.
Lawrence Fong, MD received a grant of $1.6M over 5 years from the National Cancer Institute for his project, "Determinants of prostate cancer sensitivity to PD-1 blockade."
Steve Schroeder, MD received the 2018 Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
Roman Camarda, Evan C. Markegard, and Hanlin Zeng, PhD each received a 2018 AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. Read more.
Peter Walter, PhD, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
In the News
news Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy
UCSF | April 17, 2018
news Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer
UCSF | April 11, 2018
news PARP Inhibitors Are Improving the Outlook of Hard-to-Treat Cancers
The Scientist | April 1, 2018
news Prostate-Cancer Gene Test Helps Patients Decide on Treatment
Wall Street Journal | March 31, 2018
news Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes
NPR | March 19, 2018
news Irene Acerbi on Innovative Breast Cancer Research through Data Science
Medium | March 16, 2018
Recent Publications

Van Blarigan E, Fuchs C, Niedzwiecki D, Zhang S, Saltz L, Mayer R, Mowat R, Whittom R, Hantel A, Benson A, Atienza D, Messino M, Kindler H, Venook A, Ogino S, Giovannucci E, Ng K, Meyerhardt J. Association of Survival With Adherence to the American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors After Colon Cancer Diagnosis; The CALGB 89803/Alliance Trial. JAMA Oncol. Published online 2018 Apr 12.

Manrriquez E, Chapman JS, Mak J, Blanco AM, Chen LM. Disparities in genetics assessment for women with ovarian cancer: Can we do better? Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Apr;149(1):84-88.

Hu Q, Shokat KM. Disease-Causing Mutations in the G Protein Gαs Subvert the Roles of GDP and GTP. Cell. 2018 Apr 1.

Vasudevan HN, Braunstein SE, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tomlin BA, Wu A, Reis GF, Magill ST, Zhang J, Feng FY, Nicholaides T, Chang SM, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Perry A, Raleigh DR. Comprehensive Molecular Profiling Identifies FOXM1 as a Key Transcription Factor for Meningioma Proliferation. Cell Rep. 2018 Mar 27;22(13):3672-3683.

Apr 16-20: UCSF Health Care Decisions Week - Various
Stop by an information table to complete your Advance Directive, a legal document to express wishes about future medical care.
Apr 20: Friday Cancer Center Seminar - UCSF Mission Bay
Ethan Lee, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Apr 24: Tobacco Control Program Seminar - UCSF Parnassus
Tingting Yao, PhD, Institute for Health Aging, UCSF
Apr 25: Breast Oncology Program Seminar - UCSF Mount Zion
Zena Werb, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Anatomy, UCSF
Apr 27: Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Research Group Monthly Seminar - UCSF Parnassus
Jeremy Chang, PhD, Krogan Lab, UCSF
Employment and Training
Genome Research Specialist, HDFCCC Laboratory for Cell Analysis (LCA)
Assistant Professor, Tobacco Regulatory Science, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Gerry O'Sullivan Chair in Cancer Research, University College Cork in Ireland
Postdoctoral positions in the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics
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