University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Special Cancer Center Seminar Highlighting ACS-Funded Research

January 24, 2020, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mission Bay
1450 3rd Street, HD-160
Bakar Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94158

ACS Awardees   

Please join us for a special Friday Cancer Center Seminar highlighting research funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Recipients of the ACS Individual Research Award will give short presentations on their projects with local ACS representatives in attendance. Reception to follow.



  • Aaron Diaz, PhD (2019 recipient)
    Project: "IDO inhibition to enhance oncolytic virus therapy in pediatric brain tumors"
  • Ernesto Diaz-Flores, PhD (2016-2017 recipient)
    Project: "Identifying Effective Therapeutic Combinations between ABT-199 and Chemotherapy Partners in High Risk ALL"
  • Robert Flavell, MD, PhD (2017 recipient)
    Project: "Boronated PSMA Neutron Capture Therapy for treatment of advanced prostate cancer"
  • Rebecca Graff, ScD (2019 recipient)
    Project: "Interplay of Genetics and Lifestyle in the Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer"
  • Stacey Kenfield, ScD (2014 recipient)
    Project: "Lifestyle, Guidelines, and eTools to Improve Prostate Cancer Survivorship"
  • Rita Mukhtar, MD (2019 recipient)
    Project: "Evaluating response to endocrine therapy in invasive lobular carcinoma using dedicated breast PET with [18F]-fluoroestradiol"
  • Rushika Perera, PhD (2016 recipient)
    Project: "Regulation and function of cellular clearance pathways in reprogramming pancreatic cancer metabolism"
  • Elliot Stieglitz, MD (2016 recipient)
    Project: "Targeting SETBP1 in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia"

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