Hanahan Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Douglas Hanahan, PhD, a faculty member in both the UCSF Diabetes Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, received one of the highest honors a U.S. scientist can receive – membership to the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Hanahan, a leader in cancer research, investigates the multi-stage pathways that govern tumor formation and progression to help identify therapies aimed at blocking the growth of blood vessels to tumors, thus halting cancer growth. In type 1 diabetes, Dr. Hanahan has investigated the mechanisms of self tolerance for the insulin-producing beta cells. Congratulations, Dr. Hanahan, on this well-deserved recognition.