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The Resolution Revolution: Building a Better Microscope to See at the Atomic Level

The Resolution Revolution: Building a Better Microscope to See at the Atomic Level

June 1, 2015

One of the more famous images in biology is known as "Photo 51," an image of DNA that chemist Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling created in 1952 by shooting X-rays through fibers of DNA and analyzing the patterns they left behind on film.

Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening

Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening

May 18, 2015

As the debate continues to swirl around the medical significance of dense breasts and whether extra screening should be done, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that women with dense breasts may need only routine mammograms unless they are at high risk.

UCSF-Led Study Explains How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

UCSF-Led Study Explains How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

May 18, 2015

A team led by UCSF researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.
 
The Diller Scientific Retreat: Building a Culture to Fight the Disease

The Diller Scientific Retreat: Building a Culture to Fight the Disease

May 14, 2015

In concept, it’s simple: Figure out how the cancer works, develop treatments that target the problem areas and cure the disease. In practice, of course, those working in the field know there is nothing simple about this lethal, at times heartbreaking contest of whack-a-mole.

Online Smoking Intervention Shows Cost-Effective Way to Distribute Health Resources Worldwide

Online Smoking Intervention Shows Cost-Effective Way to Distribute Health Resources Worldwide

May 13, 2015

An online smoking cessation program that offered personalized guidance and support free of charge to smokers worldwide prompted thousands to quit, and should be used as a blueprint for other global health initiatives, according to one of its founders.

 
Allan Balmain Elected into Royal Society

Allan Balmain Elected into Royal Society

April 30, 2015

Dr. Allan Balmain, an internationally known expert in cancer genetics, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society, the oldest continuously operating scientific society in the world.
 
HDFCCC and Kure It Announce UCSF Grant Recipient for Underfunded Cancer Research

HDFCCC and Kure It Announce UCSF Grant Recipient for Underfunded Cancer Research

April 29, 2015

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of California, San Francisco and Kure It Cancer Research are pleased to announce that Sabine Mueller, M.D., Ph.D., will receive a 2015 HDFCCC-Kure It Cancer Research Grant for Underfunded Cancer Research.

University of California Medical Campuses Lay Framework for Drug Discovery Alliance

University of California Medical Campuses Lay Framework for Drug Discovery Alliance

April 24, 2015

On April 15, 2015, more than forty leaders from across the University of California (UC) system joined representatives from the biomedical industry to discuss plans for strengthening UC’s position as a leader in drug, device and diagnostics development.

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2015 Class

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2015 Class

April 22, 2015

Renowned UC San Francisco pioneers in cancer, biochemistry, medical genetics and pharmaceutical sciences have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes the world’s most accomplished leaders in science, humanities, arts, business and public affairs.

 
UCSF joins lung cancer dream team

UCSF joins lung cancer dream team

April 20, 2015

Previous HDFCCC director and long-time RAS researcher Frank McCormick will join a group of prominent cancer research and treatment institutions in a new Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)-American Cancer Society $20 million Dream Team to combat lung cancer.