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4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

October 15, 2018

Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Membership in the NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated ...
Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

October 15, 2018

A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National ...
Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

October 10, 2018

 Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains. The authors aim to use this technique to learn more about how brain cancers form, about how genetic ...
Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

October 2, 2018

A talk about a little-talked-about topic won the top prize at the 2018 Postdoc Slam. Many people do not know that the same virus that causes cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), can also infect the skin of the anus and lead to anal cancer, said Sona ...
Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

October 2, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded six NIH Director’s Awards to early-career UC San Francisco scientists – a record number for the University. Recipients of the highly competitive grants were announced Oct. 2 among the 89 awards funded this year by the High-Risk, High-Reward ...
Present at Creation of Nobel-Winning 'Checkpoint Inhibitor' Therapies, Immunologist Looks to the Future

Present at Creation of Nobel-Winning 'Checkpoint Inhibitor' Therapies, Immunologist Looks to the Future

October 2, 2018

Twenty-two years ago, the possibility of using immunotherapy to treat cancer was just being demonstrated in mice. Now the therapies are showing dramatic success in thousands of human patients and have just been acknowledged with a Nobel Prize. Researchers at UC San Francisco and elsewhere ...
UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Build East Bay Cancer Network

UCSF Health and John Muir Health to Build East Bay Cancer Network

October 1, 2018

UCSF Health and John Muir Health have signed a letter of intent to develop a cancer network designed to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients throughout the East Bay. The joint East Bay Cancer Network will include development of distinguished disease-specific treatment capabilities, expanded ...
UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

September 17, 2018

UC San Francisco has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs), which heat tobacco without ...
Q&A with Mike Rabow, MD, Director of the HDFCCC Symptom Management Service

Q&A with Mike Rabow, MD, Director of the HDFCCC Symptom Management Service

September 17, 2018

In the 13 years since Mike Rabow, MD, established the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, with the support of Peter Carroll, MD, Gerri Shields, and the Mount Zion Health Fund, the specialty palliative care program has grown into ...
'ImmunoX' Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

'ImmunoX' Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

September 14, 2018

UC San Francisco is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries about the central role of the immune system in human health and harness its power to treat a wide range of ...