San Francisco Cancer Initiative publishes first paper on the project’s early progress

Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is first author on the paper describing the project's early progress and collaborations.  The paper also presents a framework for systematically planning and developing a similar structure for community-based health projects.

The San Francisco Cancer Inititiative is targeting the five most common cancers which account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco: breast, lung and other tobacco-related cancers, prostate, colorectal and liver cancer.

Read the full story at or read the paper in Health Affairs.   Read more about the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN).