Ralph W. de Vere White, MD
Ralph W. de Vere White is associate dean for cancer programs at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center. He is director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Urology.
Dr. de Vere White is the Director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and, he is the Associate Dean of Cancer Programs as well as a Distinguished Professor of Urology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. de Vere White has a proven record in leading as well as collaborating on NIH, DOD and Cooperative Group research projects. Specifically, he was the PI of the UC Davis P01 program project in prostate cancer. This group eventually evolved into the UC Davis CCSG Prostate Cancer Program (05), the only organ site of the UCD NCI funded CCSG. In addition, he was the founding PI of the UC Davis Urology Cancer Outreach Program (UCOP) as well as founder of the Genitourinary (GU) Tumor Biology Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG).
His individual research focuus is in the area of prostate and bladder cancer, for which he has received continual NCI funding since 1985. His research is focused on the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in prostate cancer. Dr. de Vere White has a demonstrated record of successful and productive leadership as well as a strong history of facilitating research collaborations in the area of clinical cancer research and prostate cancer.