August 22, 2016
The ideal interval for breast cancer screening depends on combined assessments of each woman’s breast cancer risk and her breast density, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco and University of Wisconsin (UW) researchers. The research team, members of two nationwide breast ...
August 19, 2016
The FDA earlier this month began banning the sale of electronic nicotine devices (ENDs), also called e-cigarettes, to people younger than 18. The new rules also require a photo ID to purchase tobacco products, prohibit free samples, and selling tobacco products in vending machines.
August 15, 2016
The abundance of a subtype of white blood cells in melanoma tumors can predict whether or not patients will respond to a form of cancer immunotherapy known as checkpoint blockade, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers and physicians.
August 2, 2016
UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 15thconsecutive year, ranking as the seventh best hospital in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Hospitals survey.
UCSF received elite Honor Roll status for exceptional performance in 15 ...
July 27, 2016
One minute of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) from marijuana diminishes blood vessel function to the same extent as tobacco, but the harmful cardiovascular effects last three times longer, according to a new study in rats led by UC San Francisco researchers.
July 21, 2016
UC San Francisco has selected international architecture firm Stantec Inc. to design its new, state-of-the-art Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) to integrate research and world-class patient care on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
July 19, 2016
A serious childhood cancer takes advantage of a quality control mechanism that usually protects cells from stress-induced damage to propel tumor growth, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh. By blocking that mechanism, the scientists ...
July 14, 2016
Using advanced imaging technology that allowed them to spy on interactions among cells in the lymph nodes of living mice, a research team led by UCSF scientists has identified a cell that is a key player in mounting the immune system’s defense against cancer. The ...
July 7, 2016
A previously unidentifiable type of low-grade inflammation may explain why common anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin have shown promise against some types of cancer – even when patients don’t display typical signs of inflammation.
July 5, 2016
At UCSF’s 3-D Imaging Lab, radiologist Judy Yee, MD, pulls up an image that looks more like a birthday party balloon animal than a patient’s colon: a vibrant, color-segmented tube, torqued and twisted in on itself.
Created from thin slices of a computed tomography (CT) scan, ...