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Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats

Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats

June 7, 2013

Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Draws Hundreds on Sunny San Francisco Day

Free Skin Cancer Screening Draws Hundreds on Sunny San Francisco Day

June 4, 2013

The blazing Saturday sun may have been an appropriate reminder for people to think about getting screened for skin cancer.

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Announce Oncology Innovation Alliance

June 3, 2013

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center today announced the formation of the Oncology Innovation Alliance (OIA), a public-private partnership focusing on the discovery and development of novel therapies and their potential role in treating various types of hematologic cancers and solid tumors. 

Can Wellness Cure?

Can Wellness Cure?

May 30, 2013

Should anyone doubt America’s mounting health crisis, a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine makes it crystal clear. On average, Americans of all ages die sooner and experience higher rates of disease than people in 16 other rich countries.

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

May 16, 2013

Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

May 10, 2013

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Breast Oncology Program (BOP) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) 2013 Bras for the Cause Walk.

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

May 8, 2013

A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

 
Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

May 7, 2013

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have found.

 
Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

May 1, 2013

More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene Thursday and Friday in a summit at UC San Francisco that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.

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NIH and FDA Officials Join UCSF Chancellor to Talk Precision Medicine

April 30, 2013

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.