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UCSF Brings COVID-19 Testing to San Francisco's Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley

UCSF Brings COVID-19 Testing to San Francisco's Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley

May 28, 2020

UC San Francisco epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists are partnering with several community organizations and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) to offer comprehensive, voluntary COVID-19 testing to residents of the Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley, three medically underserved neighborhoods in the southeast ...
Smoking Nearly Doubles the Rate of COVID-19 Progression

Smoking Nearly Doubles the Rate of COVID-19 Progression

May 12, 2020

Smoking significantly worsens COVID-19, according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco of the association between smoking and progression of the infectious disease. In a meta-analysis of studies that included 11,590 COVID patients, researchers found that among people with the virus, the risk of ...
We are here for you. <br />Cancer doesn’t stop and neither do we.

We are here for you.
Cancer doesn’t stop and neither do we.

May 7, 2020

So much of normal life has come to a standstill but we know that cancer doesn’t stop, so neither do we. Whether you are coming for a surgery or medical appointment, rest assured that we have precautions in place to protect your health and are open to care for all of your health and wellness needs. Learn more about the measures UCSF Health is taking to make you feel comfortable in our hospitals and clinics.

 


Flipping A Genetic Switch on Cells Lets Researchers Boost or Suppress Immune Responses

Flipping A Genetic Switch on Cells Lets Researchers Boost or Suppress Immune Responses

May 1, 2020

Cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, might not seem to have much in common, but some researchers now are pinning hopes on the same immune system cell – called the regulatory T cell, or Treg – to better fight ...
Nature Publication Presents New 'Blueprint' Revealing How SARS-CoV-2 Virus Hijacks Human Cells

Nature Publication Presents New 'Blueprint' Revealing How SARS-CoV-2 Virus Hijacks Human Cells

April 30, 2020

An international team of more than 120 scientists has detailed the impact of 75 over-the-counter prescription and development-stage drug compounds on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Several of these agents show promise in blocking SARS-CoV-2 replication in laboratory experiments. One compound investigated in the ...
CureTalks Podcast: New Findings in Gastrointestinal Cancers

CureTalks Podcast: New Findings in Gastrointestinal Cancers

April 24, 2020

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide amounting to 4.5 million global deaths per year. This online discussion explored novel agents and therapeutic approaches for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and how new trial findings might affect treatment of these cancers in the future with GI cancer expert Dr. Alan P Venook.