University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Conference 2011 Accommodations

First Biannual international Evolution and Cancer Conference

June 3-5, 2011
University of California San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus

Register by May 25th

Center for Evolution and Cancer
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


  • Evolution in neoplastic progression
  • Evolution in therapeutic resistance
  • Evolution of cancer suppression in multicellular organisms
  • Social evolution in cancer
  • Human evolution and cancer susceptibility


Conference Hotel

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
  222 Mason Street, San Francisco
  (415) 394-1111    |   (800) 248-3308 (toll-free reservations)
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Please cite the “UCSF Center for Evolution and Cancer” to receive the conference rate of $159 per night. A shuttle will be organized to transport speakers and attendees from the hotel to the conference site and back.


Additional Accommodations

One of the cheapest and most personal options is to use the new service of AirBnB, which is a listing of people who are offering rooms in their house to rent out as a sort of Bed and Breakfast (many of them include breakfast). We’ve had good experiences using this ourselves and met interesting people.

If you stay at a location near to Hotel Nikko, you could walk there to catch the shuttle to the conference. Otherwise you will need to arrange your own transportation to the conference site. Google Maps can be used to calculate the most convenient public transportation from the place you are staying and Mission Bay.

Hilton Square Hotel San Francisco
  333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
  (415) 771-1400    |
  starting at $189 per night

The Westin San Francisco Market Street
  50 Third Street, San Francisco
  (415) 974-6400    |
  starting at $139

Holiday Inn Civic Center Hotel
  50 Eighth Street, San Francisco
  (877) 252-1169    |
  starting at $147

Hotel Whitcomb
  1231 Market Street, San Francisco
  (415) 626-8000    |
  starting at $149

External Booking Sites



Parking in San Francisco is always one of the biggest challenges when visiting. There are paid parking structures at Mission Bay (the site for the conference). Most hotels do have onsite parking, though offered at somewhat challenging rates. The hotels listed above all have parking garages located close by, where you might find more affordable parking options.