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Killing Cancer Through the Immune System (Part II)

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System (Part II)

February 4, 2014

"For the longest time, people did not believe this was possible," said Lawrence Fong, MD, associate professor of medicine at UCSF and one of the University’s lead investigators in the expanding use of immunotherapy.

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System

February 4, 2014

One of the confounding characteristics of cancer has long been that the body’s usually active patrol against viruses tends to leave deadly cancer cells alone to fester, mutate and spread.

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

February 3, 2014

Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

ExRNA Research May Refine Prostate Cancer Treatment

ExRNA Research May Refine Prostate Cancer Treatment

February 3, 2014

Urology faculty member Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, is leading an NIH-funded project examining the role extracellular RNA (exRNA) might play in prostate and other cancers. 

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Spring 2014 Cycle

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Spring 2014 Cycle

January 29, 2014

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2014 cycle.

Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials, UCSF Study Finds

Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials, UCSF Study Finds

January 24, 2014

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs even more than studies funded by industry.

ExRNA: Decoding Messages Between Cells

ExRNA: Decoding Messages Between Cells

January 9, 2014

RNA has long been known to perform yeoman's duty on the intracellular assembly line, following genetic instructions to help guide protein production.

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.