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Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Strength in numbers: UCSF is forging collaborative partnerships in new fights against cancer

Strength in numbers: UCSF is forging collaborative partnerships in new fights against cancer

March 1, 2018

Like millions of others, Alan Ashworth has been touched by cancer. What’s different from many is that he may be able to change its direction. Ashworth, the president of UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, saw his father die six months after a lung ...
Meditation room named for Jeff Pearl, Mount Zion's 'heart'

Meditation room named for Jeff Pearl, Mount Zion's 'heart'

March 1, 2018

Jeff Pearl was Mount Zion. He lived and breathed the hospital, its patients and families, and staff; and he was as much a part of Mount Zion as the hospital was a part of him. Jeff Pearl, in a photo from the 2000 UCSF School ...
Genome Sequencing Uncovers Therapy for Rare Brain Tumor

Genome Sequencing Uncovers Therapy for Rare Brain Tumor

February 27, 2018

Brain tumors are among the deadliest forms of cancer, due in large part to their sensitive location and the challenge of performing surgery to remove them. New research led by David Solomon,MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at UC San Francisco, provides ...
Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH Receives K-Award

Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH Receives K-Award

February 26, 2018

Prostate cancer imposes a disproportionate burden on African American men. This population has a 63% higher incidence rate than white men, and they tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive disease and report more side effects from treatment. They also die at twice the rate as ...
Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

Cancer-Killing Virus Acts by Alerting Immune System

February 13, 2018

A new UC San Francisco study has shown that a cancer-killing (“oncolytic”) virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

February 13, 2018

California already has the nation’s largest medical marijuana market, and this year is expected to have the world’s largest recreational market. With enormous potential to influence policy, the state should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new ...
Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

Current PSA Monitoring Ignores Risk to Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

February 12, 2018

Prostate cancer survivors make up the largest group, 41 percent, of male cancer survivors. In these survivors, early detection of recurrence can lead to life-saving interventions, but in older men who survived low-risk cancer and have limited life expectancy, those same interventions may do more harm than ...
Apalutamide Delays Progression of Nonmetastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Apalutamide Delays Progression of Nonmetastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

February 8, 2018

 

 

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

February 8, 2018

Helen and Sanford Diller: A Legacy of Philanthropy and Purpose The faculty and staff at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are among the many people saddened by the passing of Sanford Diller, a longtime friend and champion of UCSF and the Cancer Center.
UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

February 8, 2018

UC San Francisco has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to support the planning, design and construction of a new, world-class hospital at the University’s historic Parnassus Heights campus, ensuring that UCSF can continue to provide premier care to patients in ...