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Announcements 5/19/2015
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The Diller Scientific Retreat: Building a Culture to Fight the Disease

In March, brilliant junior researchers interacted with their more experienced colleagues from different labs who work in different disciplines. Clinicians, bench scientists and translational researchers - medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, immunologists, chemists and geneticists - formally and informally tested each other's assumptions, offered suggestions, honed and shaped and found places where their work might combine to accelerate discovery.

Read more about the Retreat, as well as profiles of the prize winners.

Attended the retreat? Please fill out a Quick Survey to help the organizers plan for next year.

Laura van 't Veer nominated as Finalist for the 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 - you can VOTE HERE every day!

Welcome to new HDFCCC Members

We Go For Good! - HDFCCC Staff

Lamorna and Malinda work in the BOP. Their laboratory group is focused on various aspects of personalized approaches to breast cancer treatment. The larger breast cancer program is advancing the understanding of breast cancer biology, developing new therapies, and personalizing treatment.
In May 2014 Lamorna and Malinda conceived a project to promote exercise and raise awareness of diseases while supporting charitable causes and having fun. Their primary goal is to ElliptiGO across the United States and raise money for breast cancer research programs at UCSF.

To help them prepare for the larger goal they are planning a 230 mile "Circle the Bay" ride which is scheduled for June 4-11, 2015.
>Visit WeGoForGood website

Ping Pong!

Kudos to the final four teams of this year's Diller Building Ping Pong Tournament (aka The Waldman Cup):
Cass Adam/Dominique Meyer vs. Mi Zhou/Xiaodong Yang (who took 2nd place) and Lauren McHenry/Xiaming Pang vs. Shruti Shrivastav/Fan QiWen (who were the overall winning team.)


From UCSF.edu

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tweetOn Twitter
  • 5/19: Study may explain mysterious cancer-day care connection @UCSF @ICR_London @NewsfromScience
  • 5/18: Gene-based #BreastCancer test earned this @UCSF inventor a #EIA15 nomination. buzz.mw/bqv9w_f #VOTE MT @EPOorg
  • 5/18: "Who's really at high risk of having their #breastcancer not seen on mammography" Kerlikowske in @nytimes ow.ly/N6X7J #UCSF
  • 5/18: Why Women With Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening @TIMEHealth @UCSF ow.ly/N6XCO
  • 5/18: RT @UCSFUrology: HEY!!! Congrats to our superstars! #AUA15
  • 5/16: #NWHW - The latest on Women's Imaging! #breastimaging via @UCSFimaging


Upcoming Events

Applications Due: June 15th: 2nd Annual UC Team Science Retreat October 23-26, 2015

Join UC colleagues, Team Science experts, and federal program directors, to
  • expand your capacity to conduct Team Science
  • enhance your research leadership skills and competencies
  • learn winning proposal writing techniques and strategies
> Application information
HDFCCC Speakers/Programmatic Events HDFCCC Events
  • May 19:
    • 3:00 pm Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Journal Club
      "Rare Activating Dendritic Cells in Tumors are Critical for Anti-Tumor T cell Immunity: The Role of CD103+ DCs in Tumors and Tumor Draining Lymph Nodes and Implications for Immunotherapy" Miranda Broz from the Krummel Lab (Parnassus M1296)
Conferences, Symposia, Retreats

Funding Opportunities


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