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UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

September 19, 2019

UC San Francisco announced Thursday it will establish the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff. The new initiative will bring together scientists and physicians who seek to push the boundaries of prostate ...

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The UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff, brings together scientists and physicians who seek to push the boundaries of prostate cancer research and devise new strategies to combat the disease, which remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in the U.S. and the second deadliest.

The ambitious five year plan aims to identify new molecular drivers of aggressive prostate cancer and understand why these lead to specific cancer features. Within this timeframe, they also hope to develop new therapeutic approaches to target these drivers, and eventually launch clinical trials that benefit patients who don’t respond to existing treatment regimens.