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Protein May Be Key to Cancer’s Deadly Resurgences

Protein May Be Key to Cancer’s Deadly Resurgences

March 2, 2015

Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of cancer cells to remain dormant during and following therapy, only to be reactivated at a later time, frequently with greater aggressiveness, is one of the least-understood aspects of the disease.

UCSF Schools Lead Nation Again In NIH Biomedical Research Funds

UCSF Schools Lead Nation Again In NIH Biomedical Research Funds

February 26, 2015

For the second year in a row, UC San Francisco’s four schools topped the nation in federal biomedical research funding in their fields in 2014, with the graduate-level university as a whole receiving the most of any public recipient and second most overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures.
 
'Most Comprehensive Map' of Human Epigenomes Is Unveiled

'Most Comprehensive Map' of Human Epigenomes Is Unveiled

February 18, 2015

Two dozen scientific papers published online simultaneously on Feb. 18, 2015 present the first comprehensive maps and analyses of the epigenomes of a wide array of human cell and tissue types.

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mount Zion to Expand Care

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mount Zion to Expand Care

February 10, 2015

As UC San Francisco celebrates the successful opening of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, there's excitement also brewing at its other clinical care campuses.

President Bill Clinton Tours New UCSF Hospitals

President Bill Clinton Tours New UCSF Hospitals

February 10, 2015

U.S. President Bill Clinton visited UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Feb. 5 to view the new state-of the-art facilities for children, women and cancer patients.

UCSF-Led Study Shows Why Some Targeted Cancer Drugs Lose Effectiveness

UCSF-Led Study Shows Why Some Targeted Cancer Drugs Lose Effectiveness

February 9, 2015

A protein called YAP, which drives the growth of organs during development and regulates their size in adulthood, plays a key role in the emergence of resistance to targeted cancer therapies, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

Apply for Intramural Funds through UCSF's Resource Allocation Program

Apply for Intramural Funds through UCSF's Resource Allocation Program

February 3, 2015

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2015 cycle.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Opens, Welcomes 131 Patients

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Opens, Welcomes 131 Patients

February 2, 2015

With 40 ambulances, approximately 300 UC San Francisco staff and faculty, as well as 100 emergency medical services personnel, UCSF Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 1,  safely transported 131 patients to the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay from its Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses.

Introducing: Bakar Cancer Hospital

Introducing: Bakar Cancer Hospital

January 31, 2015

UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital represents the culmination of the science and expertise that has made our cancer program second to none.

Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

January 27, 2015

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.