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Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

July 13, 2018

Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans ...
T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in Gene-Editing

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in Gene-Editing

July 11, 2018

In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UC San Francisco scientists have genetically reprogrammed the human immune cells known as T cells without using viruses to insert DNA. The researchers said they expect their technique—a rapid, versatile, and economical approach ...
Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer Is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer Is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

July 9, 2018

A new study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers – about 17 percent – belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer.  Previously, it was ...
Evolution of Melanoma Reveals Opportunities for Intervention

Evolution of Melanoma Reveals Opportunities for Intervention

July 9, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer and have used CRISPR gene editing to recreate the steps of melanoma evolution one by one in normal human skin cells in the lab. The ...
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Celebrate Top-Tier 2018-19 Rankings

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Celebrate Top-Tier 2018-19 Rankings

June 25, 2018

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s top-tier pediatric medical centers, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey for 2018-19. In the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, released on June 26, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ campuses in Oakland and San Francisco placed among the country’s finest in all ...