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Two UCSF Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two UCSF Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 6, 2014

An eminent cancer researcher and former director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a leading professor of immunology have been selected as members of the National Academy of Sciences – one of the highest honors that can be accorded an American scientist – in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Acupuncture Helps Pediatric Patients Manage Pain and Nausea

Acupuncture Helps Pediatric Patients Manage Pain and Nausea

April 30, 2014

UCSF is One of Few  Academic Medical Centers to Offer Treatment to Inpatients and Outpatients.

Overlooked Cells Hold Keys to Brain Organization and Disease, UCSF Study Shows

Overlooked Cells Hold Keys to Brain Organization and Disease, UCSF Study Shows

April 29, 2014

Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as "astrocytes," because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.

UCSF Health Disparities Leader Honored as 2014 Woman of the Year

UCSF Health Disparities Leader Honored as 2014 Woman of the Year

April 28, 2014

Dr. Rena Pasick, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Director, Community Education & Outreach at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected by the Women Health Care Executives (WHCE) as their 2014 Woman of the Year.  

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Pancreatic Cancer "Dream Team" Tackles Baffling, Deadly Disease

April 8, 2014

UC San Francisco has been selected to join a national "dream team" on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer.

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

April 7, 2014

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer.

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Experts Question Routine Mammograms in Elderly

April 1, 2014

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.

 
Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

March 27, 2014

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UC San Francisco researchers have found in a new study.

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 17, 2014

One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

March 11, 2014

Laura van 't Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe.