University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

September 19, 2019

UC San Francisco announced Thursday it will establish the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff. The new initiative will bring together scientists and physicians who seek to push the boundaries of prostate ...
How a Powerful Genetic Test Matched An Infant's Cancer to a Life-Saving Therapy

How a Powerful Genetic Test Matched An Infant's Cancer to a Life-Saving Therapy

September 11, 2019

Lara Stuart and her husband, David Lodge, first noticed the peculiar rash on their son Quincy’s face when he was just shy of 4 months old. Trips to the pediatrician and a dermatologist didn’t offer up any concrete answers – and within weeks, Quincy’s abdomen ...
Cancer Patients Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for Medical Care

Cancer Patients Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for Medical Care

September 9, 2019

With patients increasingly resorting to crowdfunding websites to pay medical bills, a new UC San Francisco study finds that online donations are sought for lost wages, child care and even occasionally experimental treatments.   On average, cancer patients are raising about a quarter of their ...
Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

September 3, 2019

Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans have continued to increase in both the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, according to a new study of more than 135 ...
Podcast: Will Precision Medicine work for me? Advances and Challenges in Cancer Research

Podcast: Will Precision Medicine work for me? Advances and Challenges in Cancer Research

August 15, 2019

Precision medicine is an emerging approach in cancer treatment and prevention. Its central principle revolves around the ability to identify personal gene characteristics and match them to specific treatment options. The advances and challenges of precision medicine in cancer care were discussed with Dr. Luke ...