University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

AACR 2018

The UCSF Cancer Center is proud to participate in the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meetings.

In 2018, scores of HDFCCC members and junior researchers participated in panels and poster sessions at the AACR Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago.For a snapshot of UCSF presenters and participants see the social media highlights below.

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Laura Fejerman, PhD discusses her AACR18 presentation, Ethnicity: nationality, genetic ancestry, and breast cancer in women of Latin American origins.

In addition to participating in the HDFCCC's Cancer Control Program, Dr. Fejerman is active in the Global Cancer Program, the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SFCAN), and the Institute for Human Genetics. Her research efforts can be viewed on the Fejerman Lab website.

Weaver Lab member Allison Drain discusses her poster, Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) ablation promotes tissue fibrosis and hypoxia to induce aggressive, basal-like breast cancer.

Allison Drain is a PhD student in the UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering. Read more about the Weaver Lab at UCSF.


Chi-Hen Wu, PhD (McCormick Lab) on the poster, Pathway-directed high-throughput drug screen identifies PI3K inhibitors that synergistically potentiate antitumor activity of HDAC inhibitors in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Read more about the work of Chi-Hen Wu and his colleagues in the McCormick Lab at UCSF.

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