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Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

May 1, 2018

The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the United States. A ...
Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

April 30, 2018

Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. Both assessment methods were equally accurate ...
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UNICEF "Muted" on Tobacco Control for Children

April 30, 2018

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents uncovered by UC San ...
Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

April 26, 2018

An article titled ‘Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols,’ was published last month on AuntMinnie.com. The article highlights a study published online in JAMA Surgery that examined the age distribution of breast cancer diagnosis in the United States across race and ethnicity. The intention of the study was ...
Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

April 17, 2018

Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated with chemotherapy. Now a new study by UCSF researchers using techniques drawn from computational biology could make it much ...
Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2018

UCSF Immunologist Jason Cyster joins author Ta-Nehisi Coates; actor Tom Hanks; Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff; Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor; and the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama and others in the latest class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rising Stars: New Faculty Members Lead to New Discoveries at UCSF

Rising Stars: New Faculty Members Lead to New Discoveries at UCSF

April 17, 2018

Our members collaborate across the entire UCSF campus, from the various research labs to the clinical offices in each division and department. Through these collaborations, young physician-scientists are mentored and supported in order to make valuable discoveries that move the science forward and pave ...
UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Genomics Officer

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Genomics Officer

April 12, 2018

In a move that underscores the increasingly important role of genomics in medicine, UC San Francisco has appointed Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, as the first Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) of UCSF Health. His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective May 1. In this ...
UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting

April 11, 2018

View a summary of UCSF's participation in the upcoming conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), April 14-18 in Chicago.

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

April 11, 2018

Many cancers start with the flip of a switch. For example, the most common mutation in human cancers affects a small signaling protein called K-Ras, which helps tell our cells when to grow and divide; when K-Ras is mutated, its normal on-off mechanism gets stuck ...