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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

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UCSF Urology faculty member, Tom Chi, MD, Assistant Professor, along with Resident, Samuel Washington, III, MD won essay awards reviewed for the 2016 annual meeting of The Western Section of the...
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Newly appointed Felix Y. Feng, MD, from the University of Michigan, received a joint position as Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Urology, and Medicine. Along with his clinical role, he is...
Hao Nguyen MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Urology has been awarded a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award.  The award, known as the YI Program was started in 2007. It recognizes work by...
When it comes to fine-tuning care for men with prostate cancer, UCSF relies on a dedicated team of patient advocates—volunteers who have undergone treatment themselves and want to help make the...

  

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