University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Support the Grand MMTI

What Your Gift Means to the Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative

You have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with multiple myeloma by supporting the UCSF Stephen and Nancy Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative (Grand MMTI). Your gift will help us continue to serve as leaders in multiple myeloma patient care, education, and research. Please consider making a donation. Any amount given is valuable, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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UCSF faculty, staff, and donors at the annual MMRF Race for Research which helps raise money for the Grand MMTI and other multiple myeloma research initiatives.

Partnership Opportunities

Your investment will allow our program to continue to make considerable strides in the following areas:

  • Research:  Private support enables us to advance our current basic research programs, lead pre-clinical evaluations of promising therapeutics in model systems, and add additional multiple myeloma clinical trials. In addition, gifts help us expand the Grand MMTI bone marrow tissue bank, currently growing at a rate of 1-3 samples/week, and improve our research in patient genomics. In this way, donors can help fuel innovative science and accelerate the development of novel multiple myeloma therapies.
  • Faculty Recruitment/Retention: Gifts supporting faculty relieve them of the continual burden of applying for funding and serve as powerful tools for attracting and retaining the most talented and sought-after academician/clinicians (MD, PhD) in the field of multiple myeloma.
  • Education: Our rigorous Hematology/Oncology fellowship program provides trainees with the tools to become the next generation of physician scientists. They learn to provide outstanding clinical care in the context of several diverse training venues throughout San Francisco, while exploring long-term research interests at a world-class academic institution. Fellowship funding from donors is vital to helping us train one or two multiple myeloma fellows (MDs) each year.

Thank you for your interest in the Grand MMTI!

For further information about giving options, please contact:
Melanie Ranen
Director of Development
Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancies Program