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Mutant Protein Linked to Spread of Lung Cancer within the Body

Mutant Protein Linked to Spread of Lung Cancer within the Body

November 21, 2016

The ability of lung tumor cells to spread rapidly within the body makes lung cancer difficult to eradicate and contributes to its status as the leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths in both men and women.

Broad New Partnership Launches Plan to Reduce Cancer in San Francisco

Broad New Partnership Launches Plan to Reduce Cancer in San Francisco

November 16, 2016

Cancer kills more San Francisco residents than any other cause besides heart disease, and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. 

For Children With Brain Tumors, Next-Generation Sequencing May Lead to Different Diagnoses

For Children With Brain Tumors, Next-Generation Sequencing May Lead to Different Diagnoses

November 15, 2016

Next-generation sequencing for patients at UCSF Medical Center is prompting changes in brain tumor diagnoses for some children and a retooling of treatment plans in many cases.

UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Expand Cancer Care Collaboration

UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Expand Cancer Care Collaboration

October 25, 2016

UCSF Health and John Muir Health are augmenting their growing collaboration through a plan to expand world-class, compassionate cancer care.
 
Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study

Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study

October 24, 2016

A team of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a new drug target for triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive disease subtype that has the poorest outcomes and accounts for as many as one in five cases. 

UCSF Helps Launch NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program

UCSF Helps Launch NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program

October 13, 2016

UC San Francisco is helping to launch a landmark effort by the National Institutes of Health to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants in research aimed at preventing and treating disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

October 12, 2016

Scientists across the University of California system are taking aim at breast cancer. Along with developing better detection methods, researchers are making advances in imaging techniques and tapping into advances in genetics and immunology to develop more refined approaches to treatment.

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

October 4, 2016

There’s good news on the breast cancer front: Advances in medicine are helping more women than ever survive a breast cancer diagnosis.

Seven UCSF Scientists Receive NIH ‘Blue-Sky’ Research Awards

Seven UCSF Scientists Receive NIH ‘Blue-Sky’ Research Awards

October 4, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded grants to seven UC San Francisco scientists to pursue innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research.

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Joins National Effort to Improve Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Joins National Effort to Improve Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

October 4, 2016

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 12 academic centers in the U.S. joining a large national precision medicine study that aims to improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients.