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UCSF Medical Center Is Best Hospital in California for 2018-19

UCSF Medical Center Is Best Hospital in California for 2018-19

August 14, 2018

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized again as the top hospital in California and among the finest hospitals nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey. In this year’s results, released Aug. 14, UCSF ranked sixth on the national Best Hospitals Honor Roll ...
'Undruggable' Cancers Slowed by Targeting Growth Signals

'Undruggable' Cancers Slowed by Targeting Growth Signals

August 13, 2018

As many as 50 percent of human cancer cases — across a wide variety of tissues — involve defects in a common cellular growth signaling pathway. These defects have so far defied most attempts to develop targeted therapies, leading some in the field to conclude ...
Important Cancer-Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

Important Cancer-Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

July 31, 2018

Map shows the registry's region. Credit: Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry.The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which has been at the forefront of cancer data collection throughout the region for more than 40 years and has helped lead to improved state and national understanding of cancer, ...
Genetic Study of Familial Leukemia Solves 30-Year Medical Mystery

Genetic Study of Familial Leukemia Solves 30-Year Medical Mystery

July 27, 2018

A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UC San Francisco and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered a pair of inherited genetic mutations underlying a familial blood disorder that sometimes leads to leukemia. The research, based on analysis ...
Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

July 27, 2018

Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis of federally funded national surveys by a California research team. The finding comes as public housing authorities across the country face a July 31st deadline from the ...