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Clinical Trials

Performance of clinical trials is a departmental priority. The department and affiliated programs are conducting investigational studies of treatments for genitourinary cancer and other conditions with the goal of improving diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of urologic disease. Learn more at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UCSF is internationally known for its research in prostate and other urological cancers. Our department conducts basic scientific work to analyze and categorize different types of prostate cancer and the health risks they pose. Our faculty lead large epidemiological studies on dietary and other lifestyle interventions that may help reduce the risk of the disease. UCSF Urology also heads CaPSURE™, a multicenter longitudinal study of men with prostate cancer.

In addition to our work in prostate cancer, we have important research programs in bladder, renal and other urological cancers. The department conducts clinical trials of new treatments for genitourinary cancers, coordinated through the urologic clinical and translational science program. We also maintain a urologic oncology database, which provides a valuable repository of information to guide future investigations. Many of our faculty maintain research laboratories at UCSF, where they conduct basic science investigations in their areas of expertise.

Cancer News & Highlights

When New York Times correspondent Gina Kolata needed an expert quote for an article on active surveillance for prostate cancer, she turned to Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UCSF...
For a second consecutive year, rankings of National Institute of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding put UCSF in first place for urology funding.  According to the Blue Ridge Institute for...
UCSF Urology recently welcomed a talented new faculty member, Hani Goodarzi, PhD, who holds a joint appointment as assistant professor in the Departments of Urology and Biochemistry & Biophysics...
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Blocks of Prostate Specimens The UCSF Department of Urology recently passed an important milestone: the 4,000th prostate cancer patient consented to donate tissue...
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Urology resident Jonathan Brajtbord, MD, and Dr. Brajtbord’s guided imagery research included a team from UCSF Urology and Osher Center for Integrative medicine. Pictured above: Anand Dhruva, MD;...
Under the co-leadership of Pamela Munster, MD and Alan Ashworth, PhD, UCSF opens the new Center for BRCA Research.  The center builds on UCSF's commitment to personalized care with a mission to...

  

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