University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

2012 Showcase

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The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

2012 Showcase

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Thank you to all who attended our 2012 Showcase. 
The opening session can be viewed at the link below, courtesy of UCSF Public Affairs.

Watch the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcase 2012 opening plenary session.    Video  includes presentations on the latest information in cancer research by Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and HDFCCC director Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS.

Guest speaker Elliott Sigal, MD, PhD, executive vice president and chief scientific officer and president, Research and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb, speaks on "The Landscape of Pharmaceutical Development in Cancer Today."

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Program Details

1:00 pm REGISTRATION, Genentech Hall


Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS
Director, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH

FEATURING Elliott Sigal, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and President,
Research and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
"The Landscape of Pharmaceutical Development in Cancer Today"

Program moves to the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building

Discussion sessions each feature a panel of UCSF faculty experts who will facilitate interactive talks with ample opportunity for questions.

2:45 pm


Genetics and Cancer Risk
Personalizing Cancer Prevention and Treatment through Genetics
Beth Crawford, MS, LCGC; Robert Nussbaum, MD; John Witte, PhD

Gynecological Cancer
John Chan, MD; Lee-may Chen, MD

Pancreas Cancer
Eric Collisson, MD; Hanane Laklai, PhD; John P. Morris IV, PhD; Lee Rivera, PhD

Pediatric Cancers
Clay Gustafson, MD, PhD; Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD; Katherine Matthay, MD; Theodore Nicolaides, MD

Prostate Cancer
Albert Chang, MD, PhD; Matthew Cooperberg, MD, MPH; Charles Ryan, MD

Skin Cancer
Sarah Arron, MD, PhD; Boris Bastian, MD; Adil Daud, MD; Susana Ortiz, MD, PhD

Thoracic Cancer
Matthew Gubens, MD, MS; David Jablons, MD; Il-Jin Kim, PhD; Sue Yom, MD PhD

4:00 pm


Blood Cancer
Karin Gaensler, MD; Thomas Martin, MD; Jeff Venstrom, MD

Brain Cancer
Susan Chang, MD; Jennifer Clarke, MD; C. David James, PhD; Claudia Petritsch, PhD

Breast Cancer
Ronald Balassanian, MD; Sourav Bandyopadhyay, PhD; Laura Esserman, MD, MBA; Nola Hylton, PhD; John Park, MD; Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD

Cancer and Immunity
Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer: From Vision to Reality
Lawrence Fong, MD; Matthew Krummel, PhD

Head and Neck Cancer
Ivan El-Sayed, MD; P. Daniel Knott, MD; Lisa A. Orloff, MD; William Ryan, MD

Precision Medicine
Drugs and Genomes: How Precision Medicine is Revolutionizing Oncology
Eric Collisson, MD; Barry Taylor, PhD