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UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center Awarded $36 Million Grant

UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center Awarded $36 Million Grant

January 7, 2013

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million grant to support cutting-edge research programs and clinical trials over five years.

How Prostate Cancer Therapies Compare by Cost and Effectiveness

How Prostate Cancer Therapies Compare by Cost and Effectiveness

January 4, 2013

The most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness is reported this week by a team of researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Researchers Collaborate to Translate Discoveries into New Solutions for Advancing Health

UCSF Researchers Collaborate to Translate Discoveries into New Solutions for Advancing Health

December 20, 2012

UCSF is a health-sciences research powerhouse – a premier academic medical center that values not only the physician who designs clinical trial protocols for promising experimental drugs, but also the talented lab scientist who unearths nature’s secrets on the molecular and cellular levels.

Extending Thanks to Our Donors

Extending Thanks to Our Donors

December 19, 2012

As the year comes to a close, HDFCCC director Frank McCormick extends a thank you to our donors for a year of philanthropy.

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcase 2012 Opening Plenary Session

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcase 2012 Opening Plenary Session

December 18, 2012

VIDEO: View the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcase 2012 opening plenary session.

Industry Funding Changes Study Results, Research Shows

Industry Funding Changes Study Results, Research Shows

December 17, 2012

Drugs and medical devices tend to appear more beneficial in scientific papers if they were manufactured by the company that sponsored the study, showing that who pays for the clinical trial has a direct impact on the reported outcome, according to a new analysis by researchers at UCSF and the Cochrane Collaboration.

 
UCSF and St. Joseph's Collaborate to Advance Cancer Care in San Joaquin County

UCSF and St. Joseph's Collaborate to Advance Cancer Care in San Joaquin County

December 13, 2012

St. Joseph's Medical Center is bringing advanced cancer care to San Joaquin County with a new collaboration between St. Joseph's Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials.

Study Questions Reasons for Routine Pelvic Exams

Study Questions Reasons for Routine Pelvic Exams

December 12, 2012

The pelvic exam, a standard part of a woman's gynecologic checkup, frequently is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified, according to the authors of a UCSF study that may lay the groundwork for future changes to medical practice.  

President Obama Nominates Mack Roach to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Obama Nominates Mack Roach to National Cancer Advisory Board

December 11, 2012

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate UCSF's Mack Roach III, MD, FACR, an internationally recognized expert on using radiation to treat and manage prostate cancer, to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Cancer, Genetic Risks and Precision Medicine Highlighted at Showcase

Cancer, Genetic Risks and Precision Medicine Highlighted at Showcase

December 6, 2012

Precision medicine and cancer genetics were among the topics discussed during 11 breakout sessions guided by 30 UCSF faculty members at the Nov. 7 showcase for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.