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Welcome to New Members
- Felix Y. Feng, MD - Member, Prostate Cancer, Cancer Genetics
- Robert Flavell, MD, PhD - Associate Member, Prostate Cancer
- Jeffrey Gotts, MD, PhD - Associate Member, Tobacco Control
- Diana Laird, PhD - Associate Member, Pediatric Malignancies, Cancer Genetics
- Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD - Associate Member, Neurologic Oncology
- Amit Sabnis, MD - Associate Member, Pediatric Malignancies
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.
HDFCCC In the MEDIA
- Posey, Vitale Beg For Child Cancer Research Funds [Goldsby]
Sept 13, 2016 source: KPIX
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat [Glantz]
Sept 12, 2016 source: New York Times
Stand Up To Cancer: Innovative Treatment Gives Bay Area Man Renewed Hope
Sept 9, 2016 source: KPIX
Cancer Moonshot Recommendations Highlight Precision Medicine, Data Sharing, Genetic Screening [Roach]
Sept 7, 2016 source: Genome Web
- For Latinos, cancer risks can depend on heritage [Fejerman]
Aug 29, 2016 source: Washington Post
- Trying To Figure Out Whether The Benefits Of Chemo For Early-Stage Breast Cancer Outweigh Its Harms [van't Veer]
Aug 28, 2016 source: Forbes
- Effective Referral of Low-Income Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer to Genetic Counseling [Pasick, Joseph, Kaplan, et al.]
Aug 23, 2016 [ePub] source: Am J Public Health
- View Dr. Larry Fong's recent Cancer Research Institute webinar, "Activating Your Immune System Against Prostate Cancer."
- View the latest edition of Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO) FAX News from August 19, 2016.
- From CTSI: How to get started with Git for biomedical researchers.
- Many new items have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, including RJR, Philip Morris, and Depositions and Trial Testimony 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.
- Through October 14th, UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees, students, and volunteers.
- 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
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