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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 BreastCancerTrials.org, a ...
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 ...
September 29, 2009
The University of California is launching an unprecedented statewide collaboration for breast cancer patients with the goal of revolutionizing the course of their care by designing and testing new approaches to research, technology and health care delivery.
Named the ATHENA Breast Health Network, the groundbreaking ...
September 24, 2009
UCSF neurosurgeon and stem cell researcher Daniel Lim, MD, PhD, has been awarded $600,000 to study how neural stem cells can become cancerous and maintain their lethal characteristics as they divide and spread.
Lim, an assistant professor and director of restorative neurosurgery in the Department ...