September 14, 2016
By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according to a UCSF study published in the September issue of Milbank Quarterly.
September 14, 2016
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are bringing together the cities of San Francisco and Oakland this week, as well as each city’s baseball team, to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and promote further research funding nationwide.
September 8, 2016
Ten recommendations from a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders and patient advocates – including two UC San Francisco researchers – have been approved to help guide the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
September 6, 2016
On September 9th, millions of people across the United States and Canada are expected to tune into the fifth biennial Stand Up to Cancer broadcast raising money for cancer research.
August 24, 2016
Early-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors carry genetic markers associated with a low risk of disease recurrence may not need to undergo chemotherapy, suggests a new study that employed a test devised by a UC San Francisco researcher.
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.