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University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California's $14 Billion Killer

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California's $14 Billion Killer

September 11, 2017

The University of Californiaʻs five academic cancer centers, home to some of the worldʻs leading scientists and physicians, have formed a consortium to better address California's most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities, UC President Janet Napolitano and Dr. John Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, announced today.
 

 


From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum

August 17, 2017

The use of nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers or nasal sprays – together called “nicotine replacement therapy,” or NRT – came into play in 1984 as prescription medicine, which when combined with counseling, helped smokers quit. But in 1996, at the urging of pharmaceutical companies, ...
Analysis Shows UCSF Cancer Research Ranks Among the World's Most Impactful

Analysis Shows UCSF Cancer Research Ranks Among the World's Most Impactful

August 14, 2017

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Discoveries  Some of the Most Utilized to Advance Global Cancer Research and Patent New Drugs and Diagnostics, Independent Review Found.

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

August 7, 2017

UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 17th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals survey. UCSF received elite Honor ...
Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

July 20, 2017

Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers and physicians.

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

July 12, 2017

Studies conducted separately by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee found that the removal of menthol from the marketplace would benefit public health.

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

July 12, 2017

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

July 7, 2017

America’s most popular search engine could soon be assisting with cancer research.