University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Award News

Congratulations to the recent recipients of RAP funding!

RAP Awardees - Spring 2017 Cycle

  • Aaron Diaz, PhD
    "Gain-of-function deletions in PDGFRA as targets and predictive biomarkers in cancer"
  • Miller Huang, PhD
    "Identification of novel cooperating partners of MYCN in neuroblastoma tumorigenesis"
  • Yan Li, PhD
    "Evaluation of Immunotherapy in low grade glioma using multi-parametric advanced MR imaging"
  • Michelle Melisko, MD
    "Expansion and Evaluation of the Pathways for Survivors at the UCSF Breast Care Center"
  • Alexis Melton, MD, PhD
    "Pilot study to investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of Thiotepa and TEPA in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT)"
  • Geeta Narlikar, PhD
    "Targeting nucleosome conformation with small molecules to control epigenetic states"
  • Dianna Ng, MD
    "Validation of the GeneXpert Breast Cancer Assay for rapid analysis of breast cancer biomarker status from fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies in Tanzania"
  • Theodore Nicolaides, MD
    "Targeting LAT1 in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma"
  • Scott Oakes, MD
    "A Novel Form of Hereditary Pancreatitis: A Major Pancreatic Cancer Susceptibility Syndrome"
  • Rushika Perera, PhD
    "Transcriptional regulation of amino acid transporters in pancreatic cancer"
  • Kathryn Phillips, PhD, MPA
    "Building the Evidence Base for Appropriate and Equitable Reimbursement of New Genomic Testing Technologies: A Pilot Study on Tumor Profiling Tests and the UCSF500 Test"
  • Amit Sabnis, MD
    "Augmenting proteostasis inhibitor therapy in rhabdomyosarcoma"
  • Neil Shah, MD, PhD
    "Multiparameter single cell analysis to identify immune cell states that may contribute to successful treatment discontinuation in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia"
  • Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
    "A complementary physical activity intervention using digital health tools for colorectal cancer patients during chemotherapy"
  • Keith Yamamoto, PhD
    "Molecular Analysis of Glucocorticoid-Resistant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

About the RAP Awards

The Resource Allocation Program (RAP) is a campus-wide program whose aim is to coordinate intramural research funding opportunities for the UCSF community. Through RAP, the Cancer Center and other UCSF agencies provide seed funding to encourage clinical investigators, especially those at the beginning of their career, to initiate promising projects that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Targeted areas are innovative pilot and phase I/II studies and other projects in clinical, health policy, health services, and psychosocial and behavioral research.

Updated July 2017