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

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, Dean, UCSF School of Medicine announced earlier today that Raj Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS has been named the new chair for UCSF Department of Urology effective January 1, 2020...
Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, who has led the Department of Urology for the past 23 years, announced earlier that he intended to step down from the chair’s position by the end of 2019. A national search...
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust included Luke Gilbert, PhD among the 2019 class members of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research. Gilbert,...
Professor Ronald Zagoria, MD, FACR, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging with the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has accepted a joint appointment with...
The month of April is dedicated to raising awareness about this highly treatable and usually curable disease. The testicles are two egg-shaped structures with a firm, slightly spongy feel located...
The California Prostate Cancer Coalition (CPCC) and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center of UCSF hosted a national conference on prostate cancer for patient, families, caregivers,...
The New York Times published new research by Professor of Urology, Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD titled, Cancer’s Trick for Dodging the Immune System.  The original research, published in the journal Cell...