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UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

February 8, 2018

Helen and Sanford Diller: A Legacy of Philanthropy and Purpose The faculty and staff at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are among the many people saddened by the passing of Sanford Diller, a longtime friend and champion of UCSF and the Cancer Center.
UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

February 8, 2018

UC San Francisco has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to support the planning, design and construction of a new, world-class hospital at the University’s historic Parnassus Heights campus, ensuring that UCSF can continue to provide premier care to patients in ...
New Approach Attacks 'Undruggable' Cancers from the Outside In

New Approach Attacks 'Undruggable' Cancers from the Outside In

January 23, 2018

Cancer researchers have made great strides in developing targeted therapies that treat the specific genetic mutations underlying a patient's cancer. However, many of the most common cancer-causing genes are so central to cellular function throughout the body that they are essentially 'undruggable'. Now, researchers at ...
Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Byers Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Wendell Lim, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

January 22, 2018

UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, announced Wednesday that Brook and Shawn Byers have established the Byers Distinguished Professorship, which will be awarded to Wendell Lim, PhD. The professorship recognizes Lim’s comprehensive record of academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. As professor and chair ...
San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

January 9, 2018

Amid the complex system of American health care, where progress has lagged in the prevention and early detection of cancer, a major public health project is underway in San Francisco with one ambitious goal: reducing cancer in the city where the disease is the leading ...
Latest Cancer Center Impact Report Reflects Accomplishments and Future Directions

Latest Cancer Center Impact Report Reflects Accomplishments and Future Directions

January 8, 2018

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is more than a place where scientists and clinicians strive to develop leading-edge therapeutics. In 2017, researchers and clinicians, patients and families, community groups, and government and industry partners continued to work hand in hand to transform ...