University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
'Super-Hero' Stem Cells Survive Radiation to Regrow Muscles

'Super-Hero' Stem Cells Survive Radiation to Regrow Muscles

April 18, 2019

Muscle damage is a common side effect of radiation therapy for cancer treatment, and is made worse because the very stem cells responsible for repairing injured muscles typically bear the brunt of radiation damage. Now UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a new type of ...
Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2019

UC San Francisco cancer biologist Alan Ashworth, PhD, structural biologist Yifan Cheng, PhD, and molecular physiologist Holly Ingraham, PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ashworth is president of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and E. Dixon Heise Distinguished Professor ...
Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Glioblastoma and Other Cancers

Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Glioblastoma and Other Cancers

April 11, 2019

UCSF researchers have discovered that STAG2 – a gene commonly mutated in several human cancers – plays an essential role in DNA replication, revealing potential mechanisms for therapeutically targeting glioblastoma and other cancers. As part of a multi-protein complex called cohesin, the STAG2 protein has been implicated ...
UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

April 15, 2019

UC San Francisco is collaborating with the nonprofit Lazarex Cancer Foundation on a three-year study to identify ways to improve cancer clinical trial participation among medically underserved populations, including low-income individuals and racial and ethnic minorities.  The trial will launch this month at UCSF, followed ...
Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

April 12, 2019

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The median state would save $25 million, ranging ...