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Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

January 20, 2017

New research led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Stanford University has found that successful cancer immunotherapy appears to depend on whether the treatment can trigger a system-wide immune response, rather than just a local response within the tumor itself.

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

January 12, 2017

To honor and build on a lifetime of giving and charitable service by the late Helen Diller, the Helen Diller Foundation has granted $500 million to UC San Francisco, a university to which Helen was both generous and devoted. The gift will be the largest ...
HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

January 10, 2017

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

UCSF, Pfizer Renew Research Collaboration, Citing Progress in Drug Discovery Research

UCSF, Pfizer Renew Research Collaboration, Citing Progress in Drug Discovery Research

January 9, 2017

UC San Francisco and Pfizer Inc.’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) have renewed an agreement to identify and develop biologic compounds against both known and novel targets, including the immune system, in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The collaboration allows UCSF and ...
The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

January 9, 2017

Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman's age, weight, ...
Search Engine: How Artificial Intelligence Techniques Are Aiding the Hunt for New Drugs

Search Engine: How Artificial Intelligence Techniques Are Aiding the Hunt for New Drugs

January 4, 2017

A better cure for cancer – and other illnesses – could already be in existence, hidden right under our noses.

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

December 16, 2016

For the second consecutive year, UC San Francisco is co-hosting the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), which is being held in January 2017. Precision Medicine World ConferenceThe annual forum brings together experts to speak about the latest findings across health care, data and biotechnology sectors. When: Jan.
Year in Review: 2016

Year in Review: 2016

December 16, 2016

2016 has been a year of growth, partnerships and progress at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our researchers and clinicians, patients and families, community groups, and government and industry partners continued working to make cancer a manageable disease.  Please take some ...
Many Safety Net Patients Don’t Complete Colonoscopy after Abnormal Stool-Based Colorectal Screening Test

Many Safety Net Patients Don’t Complete Colonoscopy after Abnormal Stool-Based Colorectal Screening Test

December 13, 2016

Nearly half of the patients in a safety net health system who had an abnormal stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer failed to receive the recommended colonoscopy within a year, despite the benefits of an integrated health care system with access to colonoscopy and shared electronic health records, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

December 13, 2016

Education by community-based non-professional health workers significantly increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among mostly non-English-speaking, older Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.