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Big Data Powers Design of 'Smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

Big Data Powers Design of 'Smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

November 26, 2020

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with “smart” cell therapies—living medicines that remain ...
Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

November 25, 2020

A national study evaluating a personalized approach to breast cancer screening and risk assessment has launched a new effort to diversify its participants, as it hits a milestone of 30,000 women enrolled.   The multiyear WISDOM study (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk), led ...
Nurse Scientist Christine Miaskowski: Four Decades Helping Patients in Pain

Nurse Scientist Christine Miaskowski: Four Decades Helping Patients in Pain

November 17, 2020

  For 40 years, Christine Miaskowksi, RN, PhD, FAAN, has been investigating the causes of- and solutions for the debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. In recognition of her contributions as a nurse scientist, Miaskowski recently received one of nursing’s pre-eminent awards. Below, Miaskowski ...

 


Reflections on Living with Glioblastoma

Reflections on Living with Glioblastoma

November 9, 2020

More than four years after a diagnosis of glioblastoma (GBM), Susan Sandler shares her experience of living with the challenges of brain cancer.She chronicles her personal journey and revelations in her newly published book, a collection of essays titled When I First Found Out I ...
Climate Change Will Give Rise to More Cancers

Climate Change Will Give Rise to More Cancers

November 4, 2020

Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report from UC San Francisco.   Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Associate Director for ...
Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

October 22, 2020

A new study led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has quantified the impact of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), which enables 18- to 25-year-olds to remain on their parents insurance plans, including cancer patients who require ...