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UCSF Professor Peter Walter Receives Lasker Award for Basic Research

UCSF Professor Peter Walter Receives Lasker Award for Basic Research

September 8, 2014

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.

Kelley Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute

Kelley Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute

September 4, 2014

Katie Kelley, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Join Septembeard and TEAM UCSF!

Join Septembeard and TEAM UCSF!

September 1, 2014

Our TEAM UCSF is growing and, so can you!  Septembeard.org is a clever non-profit, founded by advocate Art Wagner, which raises funds for prostate cancer research by asking volunteers to grow beards during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

New Hospital Embraces Next Frontier of Cancer Treatment

New Hospital Embraces Next Frontier of Cancer Treatment

August 24, 2014

When urologist Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, did his residency at UCSF 30 years ago, cancer was “a word that was whispered,” a knowledgeable patient was someone who just followed doctor’s orders and oftentimes a diagnosis wasn’t made until disease was advanced.

UCSF Researchers Win Funding for Heart, Lung and Blood Studies

UCSF Researchers Win Funding for Heart, Lung and Blood Studies

August 21, 2014

The second round of funding opportunities for the Technology Development Award from the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) has begun.

UCSF Makes Top 5 in World Rankings for Medical, Life Sciences Universities

UCSF Makes Top 5 in World Rankings for Medical, Life Sciences Universities

August 18, 2014

UC San Francisco is among the top universities in the world yet again, ranking second in clinical medicine and pharmacy and fifth in life sciences in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

August 15, 2014

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
 

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Bone Drugs May Not Protect Osteoporotic Women from Breast Cancer

August 11, 2014

Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

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.

UC Regents Confirm Sam Hawgood as UCSF’s 10th Chancellor

UC Regents Confirm Sam Hawgood as UCSF’s 10th Chancellor

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.