Prostate Cancer Program

The Prostate Cancer Program includes 23 members from 11 academic departments in the UCSF Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. The overarching goal of the Program is to promote interdisciplinary research to support the development of novel management and intervention strategies to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Program conducts research under four themes:

  • Theme 1: Precision Oncology
  • Theme 2: Biomarker (including bioimaging) Development and Risk Assessment Models
  • Theme 3: Biology and Therapeutic Targets
  • Theme 4: Disparities, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Outcomes

The Prostate Cancer Program is a multidisciplinary group of investigators focused on understanding the core biology that drives the clinical behavior of prostate cancer across the full spectrum of the disease. The Program promotes interdisciplinary research that will allow a better understanding of the biology of prostate cancer from the biologic and environmental factors associated with carcinogenesis, through the early detection and disease progression to prognostication, and the biologic basis of disease progression.