April 20, 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.
April 17, 2013
Smoking tobacco through a hookah is a pastime gaining popularity among the college crowd, but many of them mistakenly believe that using the fragrant water pipe is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.
April 16, 2013
A new UC San Francisco study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.
April 8, 2013
A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to doctors at UC San Francisco who led the research.
April 4, 2013
Five distinguished UC San Francisco scientists, including three Nobel laureates, are being inducted into the prestigious inaugural class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.
April 2, 2013
President Barack Obama today unveiled a $100 million public-private initiative to map the brain to gain greater insight on how we think, learn and remember and to better understand and treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
April 1, 2013
Every Sunday, Pastor Arelious Walker stands at the pulpit at True Hope Church in Bayview and issues the same challenge to his congregation: Walk with me. He’s not speaking in religious terms.
March 22, 2013
The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UC San Francisco’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.
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.
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.