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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.