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DNA-Guided 3-D Printing of Human Tissue is Unveiled

September 1, 2015

A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. 

Mammary Gland Is Shaped by Adaptive Immune System During Development

Mammary Gland Is Shaped by Adaptive Immune System During Development

August 27, 2015

In experiments with mouse tissue, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only organs--in female humans as well as mice--that develop predominately after ...
Survivors of Childhood Cancer Have High-Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Have High-Risk of Recurrent Stroke

August 26, 2015

Most people assume strokes only happen to octogenarians, but recent evidence suggests that survivors of childhood cancer have a high risk of suffering a stroke at a surprisingly young age.

Emmanuelle Passegué: Making Better Blood

Emmanuelle Passegué: Making Better Blood

August 26, 2015

Emmanuelle Passegué’s passion for blood is focused on rejuvenation and longer life.

Tool Boosts Accuracy in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

Tool Boosts Accuracy in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

August 19, 2015

A national risk model that gauges a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer has been refined to give a more accurate assessment. 

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Common Class of ‘Channel Blocking’ Drugs May Find a Role in Cancer Therapy

August 10, 2015

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California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine Announces Funding for 2 Projects

August 3, 2015

Two demonstration projects that aim to yield quick results for patients have been selected by the new California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private effort launched by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. 

UCSF Leaders Present Capital Strategy to UC Regents

UCSF Leaders Present Capital Strategy to UC Regents

July 29, 2015

UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, last week presented a plan to a UC Regents committee to invest in four projects that are critical to achieving the University’s overall capital strategy to strengthen its research, education and patient care programs and to support the work ...
Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

July 28, 2015

Over the last decade, better treatment and prevention efforts have helped reduce the incidence of cancer by 0.9 percent each year – yet the rate of progress hasn’t been the same for certain racial and ethnic minorities.

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

July 23, 2015

After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.