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Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

April 4, 2013

Five distinguished UC San Francisco scientists, including three Nobel laureates, are being inducted into the prestigious inaugural class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama today unveiled a $100 million public-private initiative to map the brain to gain greater insight on how we think, learn and remember and to better understand and treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
 

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Faith Leaders Preach Healthful Living

April 1, 2013

Every Sunday, Pastor Arelious Walker stands at the pulpit at True Hope Church in Bayview and issues the same challenge to his congregation: Walk with me. He’s not speaking in religious terms.

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

March 22, 2013

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UC San Francisco’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

March 21, 2013

An innovative project to develop a potential therapy to treat a wide range of cancers has won a major UC San Francisco award that aims to drive promising early-stage research through the complex process of translating ideas into patient benefit.

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

March 18, 2013

Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer "false positives" - even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

March 18, 2013

The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, an internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research.
 

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

March 15, 2013

As an undergrad and then a graduate student studying infectious disease and genetics, post-doctoral researcher Gundula Min-Oo, PhD, never imagined she'd find herself in the field of cancer research.

Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate 'Like Bees,' Researcher Says

Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate 'Like Bees,' Researcher Says

March 13, 2013

The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco.

UCSF Ranked Among Top Medical Schools In Nation By U.S. News

UCSF Ranked Among Top Medical Schools In Nation By U.S. News

March 12, 2013

UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.