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New Mission Bay Family House to Expand Services for Patient Families

New Mission Bay Family House to Expand Services for Patient Families

January 6, 2014

For three decades, Family House has offered a supportive home base for families whose children are being treated for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

December 18, 2013

What areas of research are heating up in 2014? How will patients access health care differently in the coming year?

Recurrent Brain Cancers Follow Distinctive Genetic Paths

Recurrent Brain Cancers Follow Distinctive Genetic Paths

December 17, 2013

Brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas can be treated with surgery, sometimes in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, with some patients living for decades after treatment.

Top Scientific Minds Gather for Breakthrough Prize Symposium

Top Scientific Minds Gather for Breakthrough Prize Symposium

December 17, 2013

Some of the top scientific minds converged at UC San Francisco last week as part of a two-day celebration of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

UCSF Wins Grant of More than $9 Million to Transform Treatment of Prostate Cancer

UCSF Wins Grant of More than $9 Million to Transform Treatment of Prostate Cancer

December 5, 2013

UC San Francisco has been awarded a major federal grant to "transform and revolutionize" the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.

Electronic Cigarettes: New Route to Smoking Addiction For Adolescents

Electronic Cigarettes: New Route to Smoking Addiction For Adolescents

November 25, 2013

E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes.

UCSF Scientist Wins $89M Grant to Study Anal Cancer In HIV-Infected People

UCSF Scientist Wins $89M Grant to Study Anal Cancer In HIV-Infected People

November 21, 2013

A UC San Francisco investigator has won an eight-year grant from the National Cancer Institute for a major investigation into anal cancer, a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease largely concentrated among people with HIV.

Drug Strategy Blocks a Leading Driver of Cancer

Drug Strategy Blocks a Leading Driver of Cancer

November 20, 2013

The protein in cells that most often drives the development of cancers has eluded scientists' efforts to block it for three decades – until now.
 

Digging Deeper Into Cancer

Digging Deeper Into Cancer

November 15, 2013

What a pathologist looks for in a Pap test sample, but hopes not to find, are oddly shaped cells with abnormally large nuclei. The same is true for prostate and lung cancer biopsies. In fact, most cancer cells display distorted structures.

It's All About Networking

It's All About Networking

November 15, 2013

Which would you choose if you were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer? You could receive a standard chemo regimen, followed three months later by an MRI scan to determine the treatment's success. Or, instead, a genomic analysis of your biopsied breast tissue could help determine a drug regimen tailored to your own genetic makeup.