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UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center awarded $36 million grant
Date:1/9/2013

as well as from other areas of the NIH, the American Cancer Society and other agencies and industry partners. Since 2007, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has had a 22 percent increase in NCI funding.

The center provides patient care at four San Francisco medical centers: UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion; UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus; San Francisco General Hospital; and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In 2015, a 289-bed children's, women's and cancer hospital complex will open in the San Francisco Mission Bay neighborhood.

The cancer center secured a gift of $150 million from an anonymous donor in 2007 at the time, it was the largest gift in UCSF's history. The center has nearly $176 million in cancer-related endowments, and $82 million for department chairs and professorships. Since 2007, 10 new endowed cancer-related chairs have been established.

In 2009, UCSF opened the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, a state-of-the-art research facility housing scientists investigating cancer's basic biological mechanisms, including brain tumors, urologic oncology, pediatric oncology, cancer population sciences and computational biology.


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Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez
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University of California - San Francisco
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