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Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

November 21, 2017

The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

HDFCCC Global Cancer Team Visits Tanzanian Partners

HDFCCC Global Cancer Team Visits Tanzanian Partners

November 16, 2017

In September, Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH, assistant professor in hematology/oncology and director of the HDFCCC Global Cancer Program, led a group of UCSF faculty and trainees to Tanzania to meet with stakeholders at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Ocean Road ...
Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

Cell Mapping Initiatives Aim to Uncover Hidden Pathways of Disease

November 15, 2017

Researchers believe mapping the connections between genes and proteins in many human cell types could hold the answers to understanding diseases from tuberculosis to cancer to autism.

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

November 6, 2017

A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

November 4, 2017

Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UC San Francisco researcher Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH, has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.