HDFCCC Newsletter
Cancer Center Impact Report Reflects Accomplishments and Future Directions
In 2017, the Cancer Center cultivated transformative research programs with the launch of the UC Cancer Consortium, the expansion of immunotherapy research into patient care, efforts in global cancer health and women's cancers, and the construction of the Precision Cancer Medicine Building. Learn more about the year's accomplishments and aspirations for what lies ahead. [view report]
news On Twitter: UCSF Hosts Governor Brown at Recent Presentation to the National Cancer Institute
news SF CAN Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges
Scientists behind the initiative have published their first paper, which describes the project's early progress, including forging collaborations with more than 40 community organizations and other key stakeholders.
  The 13th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place in Silicon Valley on January 22-24. The conference features several speakers from UCSF, including HDFCCC President Alan Ashworth who will be recognized with a Pioneer Award.

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Welcome New Members
Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD - Member, Hematopoietic Malignancies
Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD - Associate Member, Cancer Immunology
Melisa Wong, MD, MAS - Associate Member, Cancer Control
Awards & Distinctions
Karin Gaensler, MD received a grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for her project, "Inducing effective anti-leukemic immunity with novel AML vaccines expressing CD80/IL-15/IL-15R-alpha."
Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon) received a Luminary Award in GI Cancer, for his work on the development and approval of sorafenib, one of the main therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma. Read more.
In the News
news FDA Approves First Treatment for Breast Cancer with a Certain Inherited Genetic Mutation
FDA | January 12, 2018
news The NIH Is in Danger of Losing Its Edge in Creating Biomedical Innovations
STAT | January 3, 2018
news Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later
UCSF | January 2, 2018
news Engineers Hack Cell Biology to Create 3-D Shapes from Living Tissue
UCSF | December 28, 2017
news DNA Annotations Predict Patient Outcomes in Childhood Leukemia
UCSF | December 19, 2017
news Too Many Older Patients Get Cancer Screenings
New York Times | December 19, 2017
Recent Publications

Müller S, Kohanbash G, Liu SJ, Alvarado B, Carrera D, Bhaduri A, Watchmaker PB, Yagnik G, Di Lullo E, Malatesta M, Amankulor NM, Kriegstein AR, Lim DA, Aghi M, Okada H, Diaz A. Single-cell profiling of human gliomas reveals macrophage ontogeny as a basis for regional differences in macrophage activation in the tumor microenvironment. Genome Biol. 2017 Dec 20;18(1):234.

Cheng JKY, Guerra C, Pasick RJ, Schillinger D, Luce J, Joseph G. Cancer genetic counseling communication with low-income Chinese immigrants. J Community Genet. 2017 Dec 1.

Wu YH, Graff RE, Passarelli MN, Hoffman JD, Ziv E, Hoffmann TJ, Witte JS. Identification of Pleiotropic Cancer Susceptibility Variants from Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveals Functional Characteristics. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jan;27(1):75-85.

Magbanua MJM, Rugo HS, Wolfe DM, Hauranieh L, Roy R, Pendyala P, Sosa E, Scott JH, Lee JS, Pitcher BN, Hyslop TM, Barry WT, Isakoff SJ, Dickler MN, Van't Veer LJ, Park JW. Expanded genomic profiling of circulating tumor cells in metastatic breast cancer patients to assess biomarker status and biology over time. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jan 8.

Jan 19: Friday Cancer Center Seminar - UCSF Mission Bay
Kole Roybal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF
Jan 21: The Patient and Family Neuroendocrine Tumor Conference - UCSF Mission Bay
Advances in the Treatment and Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Jan 24: Breast Oncology Program Seminar - UCSF Mount Zion
Tak Mak, PhD, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Feb 2: It's About a Billion Lives Annual Symposium - UCSF Parnassus
Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF
Employment and Training
I-SPY 2.2 Program Manager, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center (Req 48297BR)
Senior Multicenter Trial Data Safety Auditor, HDFCCC (Req 48502BR)
Program Coordinator, Career Enhancement and Education, HDFCCC (Req 48195BR)
NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program
Postdoctoral positions in the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics
View opportunities from QB3 startups
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