Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD - Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Director of Population Sciences and Associate Director, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF
Title: The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN)
Summary: SF CAN was born out of a desire to have an impact on the burden of cancer in the defined population of the City and County of San Francisco. It draws on evidence from epidemiologic, clinical and policy studies to build an implementation project designed to have a measurable impact on a whole population. The execution takes us out of the normal realm of biomedical research to interact with diverse societal sectors such as city government, health care systems, community groups, biotechnology and non-governmental organizations.