UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco
Frank McCormick, Ph.D.
1450 3rd Street, Box 0128
San Francisco, California 94115
Tel: (415) 502-1710
Fax: (415) 502-1712
Information on UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the newest of the NCI–designated cancer centers (1999), but it already ranks first among the ten centers in California in the size of its NCI core grant. Formerly the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center was renamed in November 2007 in tribute to a Bay Area resident who has inspired individuals to make a difference in their communities and beyond.
Unique within the University of California in focusing solely on biomedical research and graduate health–science education, UCSF’s uniqueness extends to a highly distributed geographic presence, with faculty and researchers based at five principal campuses and numerous satellite locations. The newest campus is UCSF/Mission Bay, a $1.5 billion investment and the largest research university expansion in the nation. At Mission Bay, the Center is constructing an additional 160,000–square–foot building for laboratory–based research (occupancy Fall 2008), which will enable an expansion of programs focusing on cancers of the prostate, kidney, and brain. The Mission Bay campus will also be the home of a new cancer hospital, currently under planning and development.
Approximately half of the Center’s multidisciplinary programs are disease–focused and half are cross–cutting programs in genetics, immunity, signaling, tobacco control, and society/diversity/disparities. The Center is home to three NCI SPORE grants, for breast, prostate, and brain tumor.
*Source: National Cancer Institute

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