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Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

October 15, 2018

A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National ...
Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

October 10, 2018

 Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains. The authors aim to use this technique to learn more about how brain cancers form, about how genetic ...
Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

October 2, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded six NIH Director’s Awards to early-career UC San Francisco scientists – a record number for the University. Recipients of the highly competitive grants were announced Oct. 2 among the 89 awards funded this year by the High-Risk, High-Reward ...
UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Build East Bay Cancer Network

UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Build East Bay Cancer Network

October 1, 2018

UCSF Health and John Muir Health have signed a letter of intent to develop a cancer network designed to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients throughout the East Bay. The joint East Bay Cancer Network will include development of distinguished disease-specific treatment capabilities, expanded ...
UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

September 17, 2018

UC San Francisco has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs), which heat tobacco without ...