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UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

March 21, 2013

An innovative project to develop a potential therapy to treat a wide range of cancers has won a major UC San Francisco award that aims to drive promising early-stage research through the complex process of translating ideas into patient benefit.

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

March 18, 2013

Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer "false positives" - even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

March 18, 2013

The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, an internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research.
 

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

March 15, 2013

As an undergrad and then a graduate student studying infectious disease and genetics, post-doctoral researcher Gundula Min-Oo, PhD, never imagined she'd find herself in the field of cancer research.

Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate 'Like Bees,' Researcher Says

Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate 'Like Bees,' Researcher Says

March 13, 2013

The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco.

UCSF Ranked Among Top Medical Schools In Nation By U.S. News

UCSF Ranked Among Top Medical Schools In Nation By U.S. News

March 12, 2013

UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

National Study to Examine Risks, Benefits in Emergent Whole Genome Sequencing

National Study to Examine Risks, Benefits in Emergent Whole Genome Sequencing

March 11, 2013

Improving technologies are rapidly cutting the cost of whole genome sequencing, a process that reveals the complete library of a patient’s genetic information. Indeed, the era of the $1,000 genome — a catchphrase for the test’s relative affordability — appears imminent.

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

March 8, 2013

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

March 4, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

February 25, 2013

Researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received a $1.75 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the discovery of innovative treatments for childhood cancer.