When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017

Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study will be published May 18, 2017, in the American Journal of ...
Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

May 17, 2017

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 11, 2017

A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy, according to a study led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the University of Michigan.

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

May 11, 2017

How do T cells, the beat cops of the immune system, detect signs of disease without the benefit of eyes? Like most cells, they explore their surroundings through direct physical contact, but how T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections ...
In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer Screening

In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer Screening

May 9, 2017

A goal of precision medicine for cancer is to match patients with the most appropriate treatments based on information about the genetic and molecular changes in their tumors. This approach can also help patients avoid treatments that would be unlikely to help and could cause harm.
Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

May 8, 2017

Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type. Forms of perceived discrimination ranged from disrespect and reduced pay to being overlooked for promotions or being held to higher performance standards.

3 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2017

3 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2017

May 2, 2017

Locksley and O'Farrell join other HDFCCC members with scientific distinctions. View the full list here. Three UC San Francisco faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists. Robert Edwards, MD; Richard Locksley, MD; and Patrick ...
Global Cancer Program Harnesses UCSF's Expertise to Take on Cancer

Global Cancer Program Harnesses UCSF's Expertise to Take on Cancer

May 2, 2017

In the developing world, exotic viruses and infectious diseases have dominated headlines for the past several decades, but an even more lethal killer is finally getting recognition. “The shocking statistic is that cancer kills more people worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria – combined,” ...
Bringing Precision Cancer Medicine to Children

Bringing Precision Cancer Medicine to Children

April 30, 2017

A UCSF initiative aims to use high-throughput sequencing of pediatric tumors – including whole genome and RNA sequencing – to identify new therapeutic targets for pediatric cancers with high death rates.   UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are poised to launch a Pediatric Cancer Genome ...
SFCAN Helps the City Take Aim at Reducing Use of Flavored Tobacco Products

SFCAN Helps the City Take Aim at Reducing Use of Flavored Tobacco Products

April 19, 2017

Supervisor Cohen touted the efforts of UCSF and the San Francisco Cancer Initiative in providing the research to prompt the legislation.