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Better Survival for Colon Cancer Patients with Left-Sided Tumors

Better Survival for Colon Cancer Patients with Left-Sided Tumors

May 18, 2016

The chances of surviving colon cancer could depend on which side of the colon the cancer strikes.

Hybrid Cancer Drug Could Be Resistance-Resistant

Hybrid Cancer Drug Could Be Resistance-Resistant

May 18, 2016

A team of cancer researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center demonstrated in human cells and mouse models that a first-of-its-kind hybrid drug can outsmart drug-resistant cancers.

Trever Bivona, Pamela Ling Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Trever Bivona, Pamela Ling Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

April 28, 2016

Five UC San Francisco faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) after a highly competitive nomination process. The ASCI, which is one of the oldest medical honor societies in the United States, received 160 membership nominations for 2016 and ...
Laura Esserman Named to TIME 100 List of Most Influential People in the World

Laura Esserman Named to TIME 100 List of Most Influential People in the World

April 21, 2016

Time magazine has named internationally renowned breast cancer oncologist Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, to the2016 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

New UCSF Center for BRCA Research Expands Care for Increased Cancer Risk

New UCSF Center for BRCA Research Expands Care for Increased Cancer Risk

April 19, 2016

As more people get their hands on their own genetic data each day, many face an increasingly common question: What do you do if you carry a genetic risk factor for cancer?

Stand Up To Cancer Supports Innovative Research Grants for 10 Early-Career Scientists

Stand Up To Cancer Supports Innovative Research Grants for 10 Early-Career Scientists

April 18, 2016

Martin Kampmann, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCSF, receives $750,000 research award for his project, "'Weak links' in cancer proteostasis networks as new therapeutic targets."

Gene Mutation Makes Tumors Tense, Worsens Patient Prognosis

Gene Mutation Makes Tumors Tense, Worsens Patient Prognosis

April 18, 2016

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the chances of survival for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) — the most common type of pancreatic cancer — may depend in part on how tense their tumors are.

New Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic Offers Unique Studies of Promising Treatments

New Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic Offers Unique Studies of Promising Treatments

April 12, 2016

UC San Francisco oncologist Lawrence Fong, MD, personifies the tremendous excitement among cancer physicians over the growing potential of new immunotherapies.

UCSF Immunologist to Head New Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

UCSF Immunologist to Head New Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

April 12, 2016

Renowned UC San Francisco immunologist Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, has been named president and CEO of theParker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a national initiative launched with a $250 million grant from The Parker Foundation, a private philanthropic organization established by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker.

American Association for Cancer Research Elects UCSF Faculty to Board of Directors, Nominating Committee

American Association for Cancer Research Elects UCSF Faculty to Board of Directors, Nominating Committee

April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Alan Ashworth, PhD, and Jennifer Grandis, MD