August 7, 2014
New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could lead to more appropriate treatments.
July 17, 2014
Sam Hawgood, MBBS, was confirmed Thursday morning as UC San Francisco’s 10th chancellor in a unanimous vote by the UC Board of Regents. The appointment is effective immediately.
July 15, 2014
UCSF Medical Center is among the nation's premier hospitals for the 13th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2014-2015 America's Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report, and once again securing a spot among the top 10 hospitals nationwide.
July 11, 2014
Twitter and other social media should be better utilized to convey public health messages, especially to young adults, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
July 11, 2014
Researchers are approaching the problem of Ras from a number of different angles – directly attacking the protein, disrupting its signaling and focusing on targets that are triggered by Ras.
July 7, 2014
Pharmaceutical, biotech and academic laboratories long have tried to develop drugs to target Ras. Most of the efforts focused on K-Ras, which is one of the three different types, or “isoforms,” of Ras – the others are N-Ras and H-Ras – and is the most
June 27, 2014
When Todd and Lisa Harris were informed that their 10-month-old son Evan had cancer, they were very upset, but they also felt as if a weight had been lifted. “At least now we had an answer, albeit an extremely painful one, and a path forward,” Lisa Harris said about her son’s diagnosis at the time.
June 25, 2014
A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has shown that cancer-induced structural changes in a sugary coating ensheathing cells can promote mechanical interactions that fuel tumor growth and metastasis.
June 18, 2014
It’s one of the most common and deadly drivers of cancer, yet it has eluded any drug therapies for decades. Now, buoyed by recent research breakthroughs and funding support, scientists are pushing harder than ever to target what has been called "undruggable."
June 8, 2014
New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.