June 18, 2014
It’s one of the most common and deadly drivers of cancer, yet it has eluded any drug therapies for decades. Now, buoyed by recent research breakthroughs and funding support, scientists are pushing harder than ever to target what has been called "undruggable."
June 8, 2014
New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.
June 1, 2014
Research led by a UC San Francisco investigator establishes a new benchmark in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and sets a new expectation for how long patients can live with the particularly lethal disease.
May 29, 2014
From prostate cancer to immunotherapy to genetic testing, UC San Francisco research is providing new insights and aiding in the development of new treatment strategies for cancer.
May 27, 2014
A UC San Francisco professor of biochemistry and biophysics has received Asia’s highest scientific honor, the 2014 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, for his groundbreaking discovery of a system that makes "life and death decisions" for the cell.
May 13, 2014
In a major scientific review of research on e-cigarettes, UC San Francisco scientists found that industry claims about the devices are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit.
May 12, 2014
Deadly skin cancers in mice shrank in response to a new treatment that may complement other "immunotherapies" developed recently to boost the body’s own defenses against disease threats, according to a new study published by UC San Francisco researchers in the May 2014 edition of the Journal of Experimental Medicine
May 9, 2014
The American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons awarded its 2014 Barringer Medal to Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, chair of the UCSF Department of Urology, during the April annual meeting.
May 8, 2014
Eight UC San Francisco faculty members have been honored with the prestigious Academic Senate Awards in three categories: Faculty Research Lecturer, Distinction in Mentoring and Distinction in Teaching.
May 7, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus?