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

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...
Not everyone might cheerfully welcome trading a 5,500 sq. ft. house on two acres for a modest condo near Mission Bay. But Dr. Raj Pruthi sees the bright side even in the formidable Bay Area housing...
UCSF Urology Assistant Professor Sima Porten, MD, MPH was Drs Sima Porten and Sam Washington selected as one of the final seven proposals to receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-...
The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Photo credit Chris Morrison Support Group recognized UCSF’s Reuben Au Yeung for his work as administrative director of the urologic oncology clinic for...
Approximately 15% of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer have high risk features (defined as stage T3a or higher, Gleason score 8 or greater, or prostate specific antigen (PSA) 20 ng/ml or...
UCSF.EDU Covered UCSF Urology's Ben Breyer, MD, MAS and his study on how patients are increasingly resorting to crowdfunding websites to pay medical bills.  Click here for the full story.
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...