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The Face of American Science

Curing human disease requires the involvement of scientific scholars from around the world in our scientific endeavors. I would not be successful in my own career were it not for the contribution of scientists who have trained in my lab, come to America to collaborate with me or to share their important new ideas in a timely fashion at scientific meetings I have attended. Closing our doors to international scientific scholars means slowing the pace of discovery, and that's unacceptable.

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Dr. Saba is a pediatric oncologist and Senior Scientist who holds the John and Edna Beck Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). She is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of California San Francisco. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Children’s Oncology Group and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She has served as a member of the Chemo and Dietary Prevention of Cancer Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.

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Why I Swim

On October 22, 2014, Dr. Saba’s laboratory at CHORI was designated a Swim Across America Laboratory. Funds from SAA support research projects conducted under her supervision that aim to clarify genetic and biochemical mechanisms responsible for the initiation and progression of cancer in children. It is hoped that information gained from this research will result in novel, safe and targeted therapies for children with cancer.


If you are interested in making a donation to help further our research, please select UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation and click on the 'Donate' button in the middle of the page. Select 'other' for the 'I want my funds to support' and type JULIE SABA, MD, PHD, PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH, 12.7824.

Alternatively, you may send a check to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation at 2201 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612. Clearly mark your check or cover letter so that your gift will be directed to support this work. To make a gift of securities in support of research, please telephone the Foundation at (510) 428-3814.

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