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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

September 22, 2016

Four UC San Francisco researchers are among the 84 Faculty Scholars named Thursday by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a new program to support promising early-career scientists.

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

September 19, 2016

Three UCSF researchers have been awarded $680,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research. 

Study: Tobacco Industry Tactics Influential in E-Cigarette Policy

Study: Tobacco Industry Tactics Influential in E-Cigarette Policy

September 14, 2016

By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according to a UCSF study published in the September issue of Milbank Quarterly.

San Francisco, Oakland Join Forces to Support Children with Cancer

San Francisco, Oakland Join Forces to Support Children with Cancer

September 14, 2016

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are bringing together the cities of San Francisco and Oakland this week, as well as each city’s baseball team, to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and promote further research funding nationwide.

Cancer Moonshot Expert Panel, Including UCSF Researchers, Delivers 10 Recommendations

Cancer Moonshot Expert Panel, Including UCSF Researchers, Delivers 10 Recommendations

September 8, 2016

Ten recommendations from a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders and patient advocates – including two UC San Francisco researchers – have been approved to help guide the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

 
UCSF Investigators Reflect on Dream Team Collaborations as Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Approaches

UCSF Investigators Reflect on Dream Team Collaborations as Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Approaches

September 6, 2016

On September 9th, millions of people across the United States and Canada are expected to tune into the fifth biennial Stand Up to Cancer broadcast raising money for cancer research. 

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

August 24, 2016

Early-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors carry genetic markers associated with a low risk of disease recurrence may not need to undergo chemotherapy, suggests a new study that employed a test devised by a UC San Francisco researcher.

Frequency of Breast Cancer Screening is Best Guided by Both Risk, Breast Density, Says Study

Frequency of Breast Cancer Screening is Best Guided by Both Risk, Breast Density, Says Study

August 22, 2016

The ideal interval for breast cancer screening depends on combined assessments of each woman’s breast cancer risk and her breast density, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco and University of Wisconsin (UW) researchers. The research team, members of two nationwide breast ...
Clearing the Air on E-cigarettes: Q&A with Dr. Stanton Glantz

Clearing the Air on E-cigarettes: Q&A with Dr. Stanton Glantz

August 19, 2016

The FDA earlier this month began banning the sale of electronic nicotine devices (ENDs), also called e-cigarettes, to people younger than 18. The new rules also require a photo ID to purchase tobacco products, prohibit free samples, and selling tobacco products in vending machines.

Immune-Cell Population Predicts Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma

Immune-Cell Population Predicts Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma

August 15, 2016

The abundance of a subtype of white blood cells in melanoma tumors can predict whether or not patients will respond to a form of cancer immunotherapy known as checkpoint blockade, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers and physicians.