University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
E-Cigarettes, Tobacco and Cannabis Products Are Littering High Schools

E-Cigarettes, Tobacco and Cannabis Products Are Littering High Schools

October 10, 2019

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found.  The study of a dozen ...
UCSF Launches Artificial Intelligence Center to Advance Medical Imaging

UCSF Launches Artificial Intelligence Center to Advance Medical Imaging

October 11, 2019

UC San Francisco is launching a new center to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to radiology, leveraging advanced computational techniques and industry collaborations to improve patient diagnoses and care. The Center for Intelligent Imaging, or ci2, will develop and apply AI to devise ...
UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

September 19, 2019

UC San Francisco announced Thursday it will establish the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff. The new initiative will bring together scientists and physicians who seek to push the boundaries of prostate ...
How a Powerful Genetic Test Matched An Infant's Cancer to a Life-Saving Therapy

How a Powerful Genetic Test Matched An Infant's Cancer to a Life-Saving Therapy

September 11, 2019

Lara Stuart and her husband, David Lodge, first noticed the peculiar rash on their son Quincy’s face when he was just shy of 4 months old. Trips to the pediatrician and a dermatologist didn’t offer up any concrete answers – and within weeks, Quincy’s abdomen ...
Cancer Patients Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for Medical Care

Cancer Patients Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for Medical Care

September 9, 2019

With patients increasingly resorting to crowdfunding websites to pay medical bills, a new UC San Francisco study finds that online donations are sought for lost wages, child care and even occasionally experimental treatments.   On average, cancer patients are raising about a quarter of their ...