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UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Nation's 10 Best Hospitals for 2020-21

UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Nation's 10 Best Hospitals for 2020-21

July 27, 2020

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey, ranking among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the 22nd year. In this year’s results, released July 28, UCSF ranked eighth on the national ...
Building Blocks for COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Identified in Rapid Study

Building Blocks for COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Identified in Rapid Study

July 9, 2020

Scientists have identified key chemical building blocks for an eventual antiviral drug against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to data newly released by members of the UC San Francisco Quantitative Bioscience Institute Coronavirus Research Group (QCRG), based on research conducted with breakneck speed in collaboration ...
Largest-Ever Study of Prostate Cancer Genomics in Black Men IDs Potential Targets for Precision Therapies

Largest-Ever Study of Prostate Cancer Genomics in Black Men IDs Potential Targets for Precision Therapies

July 10, 2020

Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differences in prostate tumors could have anything to do with these health disparities. Franklin W. Huang, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF, ...
New Model of Breast Cancer's Causes Developed by UCSF-led Team

New Model of Breast Cancer's Causes Developed by UCSF-led Team

July 8, 2020

A new model of the causes of breast cancer, created by a team led by researchers at UC San Francisco, Genentech and Stanford University, is designed to capture the complex interrelationships between dozens of primary and secondary breast cancer causes and stimulate further research. Breast ...
'Scientifically Fearless' Cancer Researcher Zena Werb Dies at 75

'Scientifically Fearless' Cancer Researcher Zena Werb Dies at 75

July 2, 2020

Colleagues are mourning the passing of Zena Werb, PhD, a giant in the field of cancer biology whose four decades of research at UC San Francisco informed the rise of immunotherapy and other modern approaches to cancer treatment. Werb, who was a professor in the ...