Global Cancer Program Celebrates our Nurses!

May 09, 2022
The Global Cancer Program knows that cancer care is a team sport, and nurses are invaluable members of the team! Learn more about what our Global Cancer Nurses are doing around the world!

International Nurses Day 2022: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health

By Máireád Shaw, MS, RN, DTN on May 09, 2022
Every year the International Council of Nurses (ICN) commemorates International Nurses Day on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingal

Dr. Selekwa Msiba receives CIRGO award

April 18, 2022
The Global Cancer Program is excited to announce that our partner Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) received an award from The Coalition for Implementation Research in Global Oncology (CIRGO) to develop, implement, and evaluate a context-appropriate multifaceted...

Improving Cancer Outcomes for Children in Vietnam

February 14, 2022
In Vietnam, the incidence and prevalence of childhood cancer is increasing as under 5 mortality to malnutrition and infection decreases. However, survival for children with cancer in Vietnam remains suboptimal. After years of fostering relationships, in 2019, the UCSF Global Cancer Program...

World Cancer Day 2022 and How We #CloseTheCareGap

By Emilie Kadhim on February 04, 2022
Today, February 4, people all around the globe speak up, stand up, and take action on World Cancer Day.

Lessons Learned from ULACNet-101: Starting a Clinical Trial Amidst a Pandemic

By Tania de Jesús Espinosa, M.S.N.-R.N., Sandra García-Camacho, M.P.H., Frances Vázquez-Sánchez, M.S., Vanessa Gómez-Vargas, M.S. & Ana Patricia Ortiz, Ph.D. on January 28, 2022
Clinical trials are essential to keep improving and advancing prevention and treatment of medical conditions, as well as improvement of the overall health of the global population. During the past 3 years, the world has faced multiple challenges together and, for researchers initiating trials,...

Lindsay Breithaupt Appointed Associate Director of Operations for the Global Cancer Program

January 05, 2022
Lindsay Breithaupt, MPH, has been named the Associate Director of Operations for the UCSF Global Cancer Program (GCP). The program is a one of the key initiatives for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC).  

Global Cancer Program: 2021 Year in Review

December 14, 2021
Throughout 2021, the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) Global Cancer Program (GCP) continued to pursue our mission to reduce the global cancer burden through innovative research, education, and collaboration. Despite challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have...

UCSF Global Cancer Program Celebrates 2021 World Cancer Day

February 11, 2021
On February 4, people all around the globe celebrated 2021 World Cancer Day. Hosted by the Union for International Cancer Control, this annual initiative aims to raise worldwide awareness, improve education and catalyze personal, collective and government action.

Breast Imaging in Tanzania

By Edna Astbury-Ward, PhD on January 27, 2021
A major challenge facing breast radiologists in sub-Saharan Africa is that women often present when cancers are advanced. More patient education and support and a stronger primary healthcare system are vital to allow for timely diagnostic referrals, according to new research from Tanzania.