Experts Issue Call to Reconsider Screening for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer

October 27, 2009

Twenty years of screening for breast and prostate cancer - the most diagnosed cancer for women and men - have not brought the anticipated decline in deaths from these diseases, argue experts from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Texas Health ...

Pogrel Receives 2009 Gies Foundation Award

October 21, 2009

M. Anthony Pogrel, DMD, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the UCSF School of Dentistry, received the 2009 William J. Gies Foundation Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on Oct. 14. He received the award during the opening ...

Free Seminar Targets Patients with Colorectal Cancer

October 17, 2009

UCSF will host a free educational seminar on Saturday, Oct. 31 aimed at individuals with colorectal cancer -- a disease that kills nearly 50,000 Americans each year but is often curable if caught early. The seminar, "Conversations about Colorectal Cancer," will offer patients the opportunity ...

UCSF Researchers Join Consortium to Target Cancer in New Ways

October 16, 2009

Scientists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry have been selected to lead a new federal initiative aimed at developing new classes of drugs to target cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), "To advance the NCI's mission of bringing novel ...

The Nobel Prize and Pond Scum as a Model Organism

October 16, 2009

A man is a man and a mouse is a mouse, but if you talk to a few biomedical scientists about their research, at least one is likely to spring the term "mouse model" on you. But there actually are many so-called model organisms. They ...

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Receiving Recommended Test

October 15, 2009

For more than a decade, doctors have had access to a simple genetic test that can help determine the best course of treatment for patients with breast cancer. However, a new UCSF-led report reveals that as many as two-thirds of women with invasive breast cancer ...

Five UCSF Scientists Named to Institute of Medicine

October 12, 2009

Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the 65 newly elected members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The new members were ...

UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 5, 2009

Molecular biologist Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, 60, of the University of California, San Francisco, today was named to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Blackburn shares the award with Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Jack W.

Trial-Matching Service for Breast Cancer Patients Takes Personalized Approach

October 2, 2009

UCSF has long been known for providing top-quality education and exceptional patient care. But in a true sign of the times, the University name may soon be associated with another type of service -- online matchmaking -- thanks to the recent expansion of, a ...

Sokolow Memorial Cancer Endowment Lecture to Feature Systems Biologist

September 30, 2009

Lewis Cantley, PhD, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the Maurice, Ethel and Jane Sokolow Memorial Cancer Endowment Lectureship on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Sokolow lecture, titled "Role of ...