Molecular Oncology Initiative


The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Molecular Oncology Initiative is a key component of UCSF’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Our mission is to guide the development and implementation of precision medicine for UCSF cancer patients through the integration of molecular analyses into patient clinical care.


We provide clinical care support for cancer patients and their oncologists through implementation of a Molecular Tumor Board.

We provide research tools and resources for investigators and clinicians through the UCSF500 test, the UCSF cBioPortal, UCSF participation in project GENIE, and our additional research collaborations.

Molecular Oncology Initiative

We strive to help current and future cancer patients by developing tools and infrastructure that allow UCSF investigators to lead research efforts aimed at providing new insights into the molecular underpinnings of cancer. 

Our goal is to improve patient outcomes and to support research and data sharing efforts to yield new discoveries that can be brought into clinical care.