Large-Scale Research Programs
Collaborating across the labs at UCSF, in addition to our colleagues worldwide, allows us to leverage the collective expertise of leading clinicians and scientists across multiple disciplines.
We lead several coordinated research programs, each addressing a specific focus or challenge in brain tumor research:
- UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE: Funded by the National Cancer Institute, this Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) focuses on the development of new therapeutic approaches for brain tumor treatment.
- UCSF Wolfe Meningioma Program Project: We are bringing together UCSF’s leading clinicians and scientists to solve the problems that currently limit our ability to understand meningioma biology and provide more effective therapy to meningioma patients.
We are also involved in several national consortia, and have been awarded major grants to support multi-laboratory pediatric research efforts:
- Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Institute at UCSF: This grant funds large, collaborative research projects that focus on pediatric brainstem glioma and medulloblastoma.