University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thank You

A personal thank you message from Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, who recently stepped down as Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

> From the recent Honor Roll of Donors. Click the image to read more.

> For more information on our Interim Director Peter Carroll and incoming Director Alan Ashworth, see our latest news here.

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS

Dear Friends,


Each of you has a personal story to tell about why you support our fight against cancer. And we are driven to succeed, every day, by those stories -- and by your belief in our work.

Some of the most powerful stories are from donors deeply grateful for a doctor's care and commitment to eradicating cancer. Their philanthropy, in turn, fuels the research of our physician-scientists in ways simply not possible without such support. We highlight a few of these partnerships in our honor roll. While the details of your own experience may differ, the importance of your philanthropy is the same.

Your generosity has allowed us to make some incredible leaps in our understanding of the disease, advance our march toward new treatments, and offer fresh hope to those stricken by cancer. Indeed, the list of what we’ve been able to accomplish just this year is too long to include here. But in the honor roll we've shared a few of the most exciting innovations and highlighted three new researchers. You'll see that we’re quickly gaining insights into the molecular basis of cancer and translating those findings into new ways to attack the disease.

Thank you from all of us at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Together, we look forward to writing a rapid ending to the story of cancer.

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS
Professor Emeritus, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professor in Oncology
David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research