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Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Is Identified by UCSF Researchers

Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Is Identified by UCSF Researchers

March 5, 2014

Pancreatic cancer, compared to other types of leading cancer killers, is detected later and does not respond well to either new or established drugs. Now a new UC San Francisco study has shed light on the origins of one type of deadly pancreatic cancer.

CTSI Spotlight:  Joel Palefsky

CTSI Spotlight: Joel Palefsky

February 26, 2014

Joel Palefsky, MD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program (CTRFP) at CTSI. Note: Dr. Palefsky was recently awarded an $89 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a major investigation of anal cancer.

Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

February 14, 2014

In 2005, Dr. Rena Pasick was set to establish a community advisory board for UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as a matter of course. What ensued, however, was far from routine, thanks to Frank E. Staggers, Sr., MD.

Margaret A. Tempero, MD, Named Editor-in-Chief of JNCCN

Margaret A. Tempero, MD, Named Editor-in-Chief of JNCCN

February 14, 2014

JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network named Margaret A. Tempero, MD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief.

UCSF Schools Lead the Nation in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

UCSF Schools Lead the Nation in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

February 12, 2014

UC San Francisco’s four professional schools topped the nation in federal research funding in 2013, with the University as a whole ranking first among public recipients and second overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health  (NIH), according to annual NIH figures.

Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies Focus of New Movement

Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies Focus of New Movement

February 5, 2014

Pharmacies, focused on the health and wellbeing of their customers, have long been saddled with a paradox: they sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, even though tobacco use is the nation’s leading cause of preventable death.

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.