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Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Year in Review: 2017

Year in Review: 2017

December 13, 2017

2017 has been a year of collaboration, innovation, and achievement at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer.  As the year winds down, we take a moment to reflect on some highlights. Our dedicated clinicians, curious researchers, and inspired philanthropists joined forces with patients and families, ...
Collaboration Highlights UCSF Cancer Center's Leadership in Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

Collaboration Highlights UCSF Cancer Center's Leadership in Precision Medicine for Prostate Cancer

December 11, 2017

A new collaboration between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) and the biotechnology company Strata Oncology to provide free genomic testing to men with advanced prostate cancer could help patients nationwide gain access to cutting-edge treatment and lead to new therapies for ...
New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel

New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel "Neoantigen"

December 4, 2017

Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers.
Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

December 3, 2017

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for his research on a biological mechanism that normally protects cells, but can cause disease if not functioning properly.

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.