Prostate Cancer

Conference Convenes Experts in the Field of Nuclear Medicine to Advance Prostate Cancer Care

“Great science, great technology, great thinking, and great connectivity can change the world,” said Charles J. Ryan, MD, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, as he welcomed the world’s leading experts in prostate cancer care to the inaugural PSMA Conference, held at University of California, San Francisco, January 18-19, 2024.

Radiology Investigators Awarded NIH Diversity Supplements in 2022-23

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awards diversity supplements to increase diversity in the research.

For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, PSMA PET May Be Better for Initial Staging of Disease

An article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports findings of a multi-center retrospective study that compares bone scan with PSMA PET for initial staging of prostate cancer. Authors include UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging faculty members Thomas Hope, MD, Roxanna Juarez, MD, Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, MD, PhD, and clinical research coordinator Daniel Thompson.

Register Now for our Inaugural PSMA PET Conference in January 2024!

We are excited to announce the first annual PSMA Conference, “PSMA PET and RLT: Present and Future.” The conference will take place online and in-person in San Francisco on January 18-19, 2024. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is now open. In-person attendees who register by October 1 will save $100 on the enrollment fee!

Kondapa Naidu Bobba, PhD, presents JNM paper Highlighting Radiolabeling Methodology

Kondapa Naidu Bobba, PhD, is first author of "Evaluation of 134Ce/134La as a PET Imaging Theranostic Pair For 225Ac -Radiotherapeutics," a Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) article published May 18 that discusses the development of a robust radiolabeling methodology and applied optimized method for utilizing prostate cancer targeting agents PSMA-617 and antibody YS5.

Three UCSF Radiology Researchers to Present Their Research at ISMRM 2023

Three UCSF Radiology researchers have received Surbeck Travel Awards to present their research at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting. The recipients — Matthew Gibbons, PhD, Céline Taglang, PhD, and Pierre Nedelec — will travel to Toronto for the conference taking place June 3-8, 2023.

Each Surbeck Travel Award recipient will give an oral presentation at ISMRM

Anil Bidkar, PhD, receives DoD Early Investigator Research Award for Prostate Cancer Research Bidkar, PhD, has received the Department of Defense (DoD) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Early Investigator Research Award.

New Theranostic Approach Targets Prostate Cancer

Beyond PSMA: CD46 Targeted 225Ac Alpha Particle Radioimmunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

A Pilot Award to Development an Improved Method for 225Ac Radioimmunotherapy of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Kondapa Bobba is one of eleven researchers awarded grants in support of cancer research projects in the spring 2022 cycle of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). These awards are funded by agencies across UCSF and span a range of topics.

A Q&A With Thomas Hope, MD on PSMA PET Imaging for Prostate Cancer

Thomas Hope, MD answers some questions about recent developments of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging, or PSMA PET, to provide a more effective imaging test for men who have prostate cancer and what's next.