About UCSF Search UCSF UCSF Medical Center

News

UCSF Chancellor Announces Health Sciences Education Initiative

UCSF Chancellor Announces Health Sciences Education Initiative

April 26, 2012

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, announced a four-year $100 million fund-raising initiative during her April 24 speech marking the beginning of commencement season at the University.

 

Brain Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective

Brain Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective

April 17, 2012

A new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual patients by using material from their own tumors has proven effective in a multicenter phase 2 clinical trial at extending their lives by several months or longer. The patients suffered from recurrent glioblastoma multiforme—which kills thousands of Americans every year.

An Achilles Heel of AML

An Achilles Heel of AML

April 16, 2012

The key to treating one of the most common types of human leukemia may lie within mutations in a gene called FLT3, according to new research led by physician-scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UCSF's Frank McCormick Now Leads World's Largest Cancer Research Association

UCSF's Frank McCormick Now Leads World's Largest Cancer Research Association

April 10, 2012

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF, was elected president of the 35,000-member American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s largest organization of its kind dedicated to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.

Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover

Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover

March 26, 2012

Breast cancer survivor Helen Robillard closes her eyes as she gently rotates her arms clockwise. Her movements are measured and deliberate; her breathing slow and purposeful.

Tobacco Smoke Affects Early Human Embryonic Development

Tobacco Smoke Affects Early Human Embryonic Development

March 15, 2012

Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.

UCSF Translational Informatics Co-Hosts 2012 Onsemble Spring Conference

UCSF Translational Informatics Co-Hosts 2012 Onsemble Spring Conference

March 5, 2012

Onsemble, the user community for OnCore, UCSF’s new enterprise wide Clinical Research Informatics System, is comprised of over 40 Academic Centers and Stand Alone Premier hospitals, including the majority of NCI Designated Cancer Centers, which includes other University of California campuses.

Cancer Therapy More Potent When It Hits Two Targets

Cancer Therapy More Potent When It Hits Two Targets

February 24, 2012

Simultaneous targeting of two different molecules in cancer is an effective way to shrink tumors, block invasion, and stop metastasis, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found — work that may improve the effectiveness of combination treatments that include drugs like Avastin.

Cancer Research Shows Promise of New Drugs

Cancer Research Shows Promise of New Drugs

February 22, 2012

Uncovering the network of genes regulated by a crucial molecule involved in cancer called mTOR, which controls protein production inside cells, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered how a protein “master regulator” goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer.

Vigorous Exercise Linked to Gene Activity in Prostate

Vigorous Exercise Linked to Gene Activity in Prostate

February 1, 2012

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have identified nearly 200 genes in the healthy prostate tissue of men with low-grade prostate cancer that may help explain how physical activity improves survival from the disease.