HDFCCC Newsletter
Podcast: New Developments in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment
Dr. Laura Esserman, director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and co-leader of the HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program, was featured last month on the CureTalks podcast for a live discussion of screening developments and new treatments in breast cancer. [tune in]
news American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute Honor Ruggero for Bold Work in Cancer Research
Davide Ruggero, PhD, has received two of the most competitive awards available to cancer scientists. Learn more in our Q&A.
news Two From UCSF Recognized as 2019 STAT Wunderkinds
UCSF clinicians Greg Haro, MD and Sara LaHue, MD were named among the 2019 class of STAT Wunderkinds. The list honors the most impressive early career doctors and researchers across North America.
  PMWC 2020 will take place in Santa Clara on Jan 22-24. This year's program features 7 conference tracks and 18 speakers from UCSF. Laura van 't Veer, PhD, will be recognized at a PMWC award reception held at UCSF on Jan 21.

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> UCSF researchers entitled to $350 ticket rate. To register, email by Dec 20.

Welcome New Members
Anurag Agrawal, MD - Associate Member, Pediatric Malignancies
Rebecca DeBoer, MD, MA - Affiliate Member, Non-Programmatically Aligned
Rebecca E. Graff, ScD - Associate Member, Prostate Cancer
Karen Schumacher, RN, PhD, MSN - Member, Cancer Control
Awards & Distinctions
UCSF's research has been ranked among the top 10 in the world in nine subject areas, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities rankings.
David Toczyski, PhD and advocate Susan Samson received a Breast Oncology Program Research Development Program Award for a project, "Characterizing the link between WDR68 and Cyclin D1 in Breast Cancer."
Andrei Goga, MD, PhD and advocate Susan Samson received a Breast Oncology Program Research Development Program Award for a project, "Discovering the Functional Properties of Tumor Heterogeneity."
Hani Goodarzi, PhD and advocate Amy Delson received a Breast Oncology Program Research Development Program Award for a project, "Orphan Non-Coding RNA Therapeutic Targets for Metastatic Breast Cancers."
Reuben Au Yeung was recently honored by the Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group. Read more.
Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, Michael McManus, PhD, and Lily Jan, PhD were among the UCSF investigators who received funding through the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. Read more.
In the News
news Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme
UCSF | Nov 14, 2019
news Innovating for Cancer Care in Africa: Global Cancer Program at the AORTIC Conference in Mozambique
HDFCCC | Nov 13, 2019
news Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention
New York Times | Nov 11, 2019
news Why Minority Representation in Medical Research Is a Matter of Life and Death
PBS News Hour | Oct 30, 2019
news Hitting the Spot in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cure Today | Oct 28, 2019
news Horses as Healers: UCSF's Pilot Program Pairs Cancer Survivors with Horses
KGO TV | Oct 16, 2019
Recent Publications

Langlais CS, Cowan JE, Neuhaus J, Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Broering JM, Cooperberg MR, Carroll P, Chan JM. Obesity at Diagnosis and Prostate Cancer Prognosis and Recurrence Risk Following Primary Treatment by Radical Prostatectomy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Nov;28(11):1917-1925.

Letourneau JM, Wald K, Sinha N, Juarez-Hernandez F, Harris E, Cedars MI, McCulloch CE, Dolezal M, Chien AJ, Rosen MP. Fertility preservation before breast cancer treatment appears unlikely to affect disease-free survival at a median follow-up of 43 months after fertility-preservation consultation. Cancer. 2019 Oct 22.

Kim JW, Marquez CP, Kostyrko K, Koehne AL, Marini K, Simpson DR, Lee AG, Leung SG, Sayles LC, Shrager J, Ferrer I, Paz-Ares L, Gephart MH, Vicent S, Cochran JR, Sweet-Cordero EA. Antitumor activity of an engineered decoy receptor targeting CLCF1-CNTFR signaling in lung adenocarcinoma. Nat Med. 2019 Nov 7.

Nov 15: Friday Cancer Center Seminar - UCSF Mission Bay
Iwei Yeh, MD, PhD, will present, "Emerging Concepts for Nevi and Melanoma."
Nov 16: NANETS Regional NET Education Program - UCSF Mission Bay
The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) and UCSF are co-hosting this medical education conference on the multidisciplinary management of neuroendocrine tumors.
Nov 26: Tobacco Control Program Seminar - UCSF Parnassus
Suzaynn Schick, PhD, will present, "Air Pollution from Cannabis Use."
Dec 6: PRISM Health Symposium - SF Presidio Officers' Club
This one-day research symposium fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers in social media and health.
Education and Training

trainingRunning your own lab requires strong leadership and management skills. Last month we introduced faculty and trainees to the Teach for UCSF workshop series in education leadership. For more resources on faculty leadership training, both on and off campus, please see below.

UCSF Office of Academic Affairs – Coro Faculty Leadership Collective
UCSF Office of Postdoc Scholars – Scientific Leadership & Management Skills Course
Harvard School of Public Health/Executive & Continuing Professional Education – Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM)
American Council on Education – ACE Fellows Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education – Institute for Management and Leadership in Education

Do you have a leadership program or resource you'd recommend to faculty? If so, please email us.
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