January 23, 2013
Ten years after the UCSF Mission Bay campus was established, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – the key patient-care component of the campus – is only two years away from opening. Construction of the 289-bed state-of-the-art hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients is moving along swiftly, on schedule and on budget.
January 15, 2013
Ten core facilities on campus have been selected to receive a collective $2 million in funds from the Chancellor’s office to expand and improve access to transformative research technologies across UCSF.
January 9, 2013
Researchers in California and Switzerland have discovered that melanomas that develop resistance to the anti-cancer drug vemurafenib (marketed as Zelboraf), also develop addiction to the drug, an observation that may have important implications for the lives of patients with late-stage disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 18, 2012
VIDEO: View the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcase 2012 opening plenary session.
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.
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.