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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.

The Fabric of Disease

The Fabric of Disease

November 15, 2013

If biology is destiny, then the slightest change in a gene's DNA can become an agent of destiny.

New Center Explores Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Genomics in Health Care

New Center Explores Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Genomics in Health Care

November 14, 2013

With inexpensive genetics kits flooding the market, both consumers – and their doctors – still lack basic information about what to do, if anything, with what they learn about their own genomes.

Scientists Halt Deadly Organ Tissue Scarring in its Tracks

Scientists Halt Deadly Organ Tissue Scarring in its Tracks

November 11, 2013

UC San Francisco scientists report that they were able to arrest, and even reverse, tissue scarring of the liver, kidneys and lungs in mice.