UCSF Helps Launch NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program

UCSF Helps Launch NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program

October 13, 2016

UC San Francisco is helping to launch a landmark effort by the National Institutes of Health to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants in research aimed at preventing and treating disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

October 12, 2016

Scientists across the University of California system are taking aim at breast cancer. Along with developing better detection methods, researchers are making advances in imaging techniques and tapping into advances in genetics and immunology to develop more refined approaches to treatment.

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

October 4, 2016

There’s good news on the breast cancer front: Advances in medicine are helping more women than ever survive a breast cancer diagnosis.

Seven UCSF Scientists Receive NIH ‘Blue-Sky’ Research Awards

Seven UCSF Scientists Receive NIH ‘Blue-Sky’ Research Awards

October 4, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded grants to seven UC San Francisco scientists to pursue innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research.

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Joins National Effort to Improve Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Joins National Effort to Improve Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

October 4, 2016

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 12 academic centers in the U.S. joining a large national precision medicine study that aims to improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients.

‘Cellbots’ Chase Down Cancer, Deliver Drugs Directly to Tumors

‘Cellbots’ Chase Down Cancer, Deliver Drugs Directly to Tumors

September 29, 2016

UC San Francisco scientists have engineered human immune cells that can precisely locate diseased cells anywhere in the body and execute a wide range of customizable responses, including the delivery of drugs or other therapeutic payloads directly to tumors or other unhealthy tissues.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

September 27, 2016

Some of UC San Francisco's foremost scientists will participate in the 2016 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco to talk on topics that include using technology to stop viral outbreaks, changing the way that cancer is fought and battling against the Zika virus.

Research About Smoking Cessation Wins Inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam Competition

Research About Smoking Cessation Wins Inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam Competition

September 26, 2016

Jin Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Francisco, won the inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam competition for her talk titled “Promoting Smoking Cessation by Addressing Food Insecurity.”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

September 22, 2016

Four UC San Francisco researchers are among the 84 Faculty Scholars named Thursday by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a new program to support promising early-career scientists.

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

September 19, 2016

Three UCSF researchers have been awarded $680,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research.