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Cancer Researchers ID 'Achilles Heel' of Drug-Resistant Tumors

Cancer Researchers ID 'Achilles Heel' of Drug-Resistant Tumors

November 26, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies. In the process, they devised a new two-pronged approach that yields an effective treatment for these cancers in the laboratory and holds tremendous promise for the ...
New 'SLICE' Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System's Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

New 'SLICE' Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System's Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

November 15, 2018

Immunotherapy can cure some cancers that until fairly recently were considered fatal. In addition to developing drugs that boost the immune system’s cancer-fighting abilities, scientists are becoming expert at manipulating a patient’s own immune cells, turning them into cancer-killing armies. But cancers have tricks ...

 


Small Molecule Discovery Core combines high-throughput biology and medicinal chemistry to accelerate drug discovery

Small Molecule Discovery Core combines high-throughput biology and medicinal chemistry to accelerate drug discovery

November 15, 2018

The goal of the Small Molecule Discovery Core (SMD) is to help the Cancer Center and other investigators initiate drug discovery and chemical biology projects for their most innovative and exciting new targets. Faculty co-directors Adam Renslo, PhD and Michelle Arkin, PhD, both of UCSF’s ...
Get To Know: Tung Nguyen, MD

Get To Know: Tung Nguyen, MD

November 15, 2018

Dr. Tung Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a large panel of Asian American patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents ...
Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

November 13, 2018

Simple ovarian cysts are extremely common in women and do not require additional ultrasound surveillance or surgical removal, according to a new study of more than 72,000 women and close to 119,00 pelvic ultrasound exams over a dozen years. The study, a collaboration between UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Washington, found that simple ...