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Big Data Powers Design of 'Smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

Big Data Powers Design of 'Smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

November 26, 2020

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with “smart” cell therapies—living medicines that remain ...
Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

November 25, 2020

A national study evaluating a personalized approach to breast cancer screening and risk assessment has launched a new effort to diversify its participants, as it hits a milestone of 30,000 women enrolled.   The multiyear WISDOM study (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk), led ...
Nurse Scientist Christine Miaskowski: Four Decades Helping Patients in Pain

Nurse Scientist Christine Miaskowski: Four Decades Helping Patients in Pain

November 17, 2020

  For 40 years, Christine Miaskowksi, RN, PhD, FAAN, has been investigating the causes of- and solutions for the debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. In recognition of her contributions as a nurse scientist, Miaskowski recently received one of nursing’s pre-eminent awards. Below, Miaskowski ...
Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

October 15, 2020

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, associate professor in residence in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, recently received an NIH New Innovator Award. His project, titled INSITE (Implantable Photonic Sensors for Immunoresponse in the Tumor microenvironment), proposes to assess response or resistance to immunotherapy by implanting a ...
UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

September 14, 2020

As we continue to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic nationwide, a second public health crisis is emerging and causing increasing alarm. Stemming from the initial deferrals of routine care as the pandemic took hold, combined with shelter-in-place health orders and the fears generated by ...