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The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center combines basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/cancer control, and patient care throughout the University of California, San Francisco.

The 2009-10 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" survey ranked UCSF eighth for cancer care -- and first among California cancer-care providers. The survey placed UCSF's cancer care among the top 10 in the nation for the fifth consecutive year.

In 2008, 6,029 individuals were newly diagnosed with cancer at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Diagnoses spanned all categories of cancer, in both adult and pediatric patients. Among the largest categories of cancer diagnoses were prostate (772 cases), breast (609 cases), brain and nervous system (606 cases), cutaneous melanoma (398 cases), and non-small-cell lung cancer (291 cases).

Cancer-related research and clinical care are significant priorities for UCSF overall; approximately one-quarter of the university's full-time faculty members work in cancer research or patient care.

Cancer Center members exemplify extraordinary scientific distinction as measured by prestigious national and international honors, including two winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine:

- Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD (2009)
- J. Michael Bishop, MD (1989)

1. Conquering Cancer Worldwide through Innovation and Education

2. To be pioneers in transformative interdisciplinary cancer research and its translation into improved prevention, detection, and treatment.

3. Learn more at http://cancer.ucsf.edu