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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Shahana Majid, PhD

Research Scientist, Medical Research Service, SFVAHCS
Assistant Adjunct Prodessor, Department of Urology, UCSF

Genetics, Epigenetics, microRNAs and prostate cancer.

 Dr. Majid’s research focus has been in the area of urological cancers to understand the etiology and to develop novel molecular biomarkers for initiation, progression and metastasis with special emphasis on prostate cancer. We have been working in the field of microRNAs, genetics and epigenetics of melanoma, urologic and gastro-esophageal cancers. Cancer progression markers are identified by employing genome-wide approaches, and utilizing cells culture and mouse models as well as tissues from patients we validate their role in the development and progression of cancer. Our collaboration with the other scientists at SFVAMC and CPMC has led to many peer reviewed publications covering melanoma, urologic and gastro-esophageal cancers. The objective of the lab is to identify novel therapeutic targets or valuable biomarkers to establish rational therapeutic strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Dr. Majid completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the department of Urology. Dr. Majid serves as a scientific reviewer for American Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health.


To see Dr. Majid on Pub Med, click here.