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Urology Research

Advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases are nurtured in UCSF's dynamic research environment. Internationally recognized basic scientists and clinicians work collaboratively to understand disease at the cellular level, then creatively apply their findings to improve patient care. UCSF is known for a spectrum of research in urological cancers, non-cancerous diseases, and pediatric urology.  Our research programs receive substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health and from other public and private entities. In many cases, our research programs encompass multi-center studies headed by UCSF investigators.

Research News & Highlights

For a sixth consecutive year, rankings of National Institutes of Health (NIH) biomedical research funding put UCSF in first place for urology funding. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for...
In January, Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, was awarded a $1 million Challenge Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Nguyen, 44, who holds the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology...
Luke Gilbert, PhD, assistant professor of Urology at the University of California San Francisco, has been named winner of the 2020 Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award, which honors early-...
Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH has been named Chief of Urology, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center where he has been acting as interim chief since the summer of 2019. As chief he will be...
Ben Breyer, MD, MAS has been named Residency Program Director and Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Urology.  Dr. Breyer has previously served as Associate Program Director and has...
In 1993, Society of Urologic Oncology initiated an annual award and lectureship in honor of Dr. Willet Whitmore, who had been involved in early discussions on the formation of the Society and is...
During the December 2019 SUO meeting, Urology Times interviewed UCSF Urology Resident Claire M. de la Calle, MD before her podium presentation. Thus far her research suggests that combining...