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Min Cho: Blood Cell Research Grows Personal

July 15, 2015 Min Cho’s work in a UCSF lab that researches protein translational mechanisms in blood cancers was just an abstract, albeit important, concept to him – until he was diagnosed with a rare blood disease.

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

June 02, 2015 UCSF's Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.”

Three UCSF Pioneers to Appear in PBS Cancer Documentary

March 24, 2015 UCSF Chancellor and Professor Emeritus J. Michael Bishop, MD, Professor Emeritus Harold Varmus, MD, and Chancellor and Professor Emeritus Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will be highlighted for their pioneering work on cancer in the Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which airs March 30-April 1, 2015.

Beloved Cancer Researcher Passes After a Brief Illness

February 17, 2015 Retired UC San Francisco cancer researcher Lois Barth Epstein, MD, DSc, died on Feb. 6, after a brief illness. She was 81. Epstein was a leading contributor in the field of cancer research, a skilled artist, and an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Q&A with the New Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 22, 2015 Alan Ashworth, one of the world's preeminent cancer scientists, recently began his new role as the director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Employees of the New Mission Bay Hospitals Treated to Celebratory Party

December 11, 2014 More than 1,000 employees who are scheduled to work at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay were treated to a special employees-only event on Dec. 3.

Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

December 02, 2014 Two UCSF faculty members are among three promising young researchers nationally recognized for their work in pediatric oncology. UCSF’s Adam de Smith, PhD, and Kyle Walsh, PhD, will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.

Ziegler Wins 2014 Burkitt Medal

September 24, 2014 UCSF's John Ziegler, MD, MSc, has won the 2014 Burkitt Medal, an award given by Trinity College Dublin to recognize people who embody “integrity, compassion and dedication."

Peter Walter: 'This Honor Really Belongs to All of Us'

September 19, 2014 More than a hundred colleagues, family and friends gathered Monday to celebrate Peter Walter, the recipient of the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors in science and medicine.

Kelley Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute

September 04, 2014 Katie Kelley, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

UCSF Wins Gold, Silver in International CASE Awards

June 04, 2014 UCSF won gold and silver medals in an international contest from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which announced its Circle of Excellence awards Wednesday morning.

On Mission Bay's 10th Anniversary, Hospital Construction Surges Forward

January 23, 2013 Ten years after the UCSF Mission Bay campus was established, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – the key patient-care component of the campus – is only two years away from opening.

UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center Awarded $36 Million Grant

January 07, 2013 The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.

President Obama Nominates Mack Roach to National Cancer Advisory Board

December 11, 2012 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate UCSF's Mack Roach, who is recognized as a major authority on the treatment of prostate cancer, to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Cancer Survival Rates Will Be Boosted by Drug Development

December 06, 2012 The rate of cancer survival is expected to keep climbing in coming years largely thanks to research discoveries that are translating into new cancer drugs, which currently account for roughly 30 percent of the pharmaceutical dollar, the chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squib recently said at a showcase event for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.