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Cancer Survival Rates Will Be Boosted by Drug Development

December 6, 2012

The rate of cancer survival is expected to keep climbing in coming years largely thanks to research discoveries that are translating into new cancer drugs, which currently account for roughly 30 percent of the pharmaceutical dollar, the chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squib recently said at a showcase event for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cancer Services in Tri-Valley Enhanced by New UCSF-ValleyCare Collaboration

Cancer Services in Tri-Valley Enhanced by New UCSF-ValleyCare Collaboration

December 4, 2012

The Regional Cancer Center at ValleyCare and UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.

Betting on Harry: Boy Diagnosed With Leukemia Receives Life-Saving Treatment

Betting on Harry: Boy Diagnosed With Leukemia Receives Life-Saving Treatment

December 3, 2012

As the parent of a bone marrow transplant patient, there are a few milestones that you long for your child to reach. 

NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Oral Cancer Research

NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Oral Cancer Research

November 30, 2012

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly half a million dollars to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for a collaborative research project that includes New York University (NYU), Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), and Providence Cancer Center.

Study Sheds Light on How Pancreatic Cancer Begins

Study Sheds Light on How Pancreatic Cancer Begins

November 29, 2012

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is particularly devastating since the prognosis for recovery is usually poor, with the cancer most often not detected until late stages.

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

November 29, 2012

Six UCSF researchers have been selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

November 16, 2012

Health warning labels have adorned cigarette packages since 1966, when they first appeared in the United States. And in the decades since, they have spread steadily around the world – in many instances, becoming more strongly worded, more prominently placed and more graphic over time.

Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium

Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium

November 14, 2012

Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012 Symposium on Nov. 5.

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 8, 2012

A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

November 1, 2012

One of the toughest issues facing patients who have surgery for very early-stage lung cancer is uncertainty: Despite complete removal of their small lung tumors and no evidence of metastasis, at least one quarter of patients harbor tiny, undetectable clumps of cancer cells that have already spread outside their lungs and will kill them within a few years.