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

Stan Rosenfeld stepped down as Chair of the Patient Services Committee this past July after 23 years of service.  His dedication to driving excellence in patient care and passion for advocacy is...
Rahul Aggarwal, MD, discusses the phase 3 PRESTO trial, which he presented at the 2022 ESMO Congress. Read more here.
Micha Yin-Zheng Cheng, MD, MPH, MS, a resident in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Urology, discusses the challenge of improving diversity in the urology workforce....
In this video Micha Yin-Zheng Cheng, MD, MPH, MS, a resident in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Urology discusses the background of the UCSF UReTER (UnderRepresented...
This past June the Dept. Urology celebrated the Emil A. Tanagho Visiting Professor and the graduating residents. Here are some highlights from the event. The Emil A. Tanagho Visiting Professor, Dr....
The Department of Urology recently celebrated Drs. Overland, Lindsey and Yang take the next step in their Urologic careers as well-respected 2022 graduates of the UCSF Urology Residency program. ...