Cancer

Cancer

Cancer research

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

In March, 2018, The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group recognized UCSF’s nurse navigator Geronima Cortese-Jimenez, MPH, RN, OCN for her service.  The following is a speech prepared...
The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group presented Charles J. Ryan, MD its 2017 physician award for his invaluable service to the prostate cancer community.   Charles J. Ryan, MD is is...
Prostate cancer imposes a disproportionate burden on African American men. This population has a 63% higher incidence rate than white men, and they tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive disease...
Luke Gilbert, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Urology and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to the newly created Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in...
On October 6, 2017, UCSF’s Department of Urology celebrated its 100th anniversary with an educational seminar, a black-tie gala and the release of a book commemorating the department’s first century...
Anobel Y. Odisho, MD, MPH, joins UCSF Urology as the newest member of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team.  Dr. Odisho, who attended medical school here at UCSF and also completed his...
Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in residence in UCSF’s Urologic Oncology Department, has won a prestigious “Rising Stars in Urology Research Award" from the Urology Care Foundation. The...