About the Center for BRCA Research

The Center for BRCA Research builds on UCSF’s extraordinary foundation of groundbreaking discovery, excellence in patient care, and long history of interdisciplinary research at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. This new program provides a unique model of care for cancer patients with hereditary cancers due to BRCA and other genetic mutations.

The creation of this Center will further enable UCSF to move the latest scientific achievements in cancer research to the clinic for the benefit of families with hereditary cancers. Technological advances allow researchers to analyze the genetic composition of tumors, and even single cancer cells, in detail. Clinicians will use the data from the laboratory to determine the best treatments for patients, and laboratory scientists will use patient information gathered in the clinic to direct research.

Our Mission


The mission of the Center for BRCA Research is to provide a central resource for families with BRCA and other mutations to receive personalized care and planning for their long-term health and well-being. This is our opportunity to rethink how we treat and manage hereditary cancers.