September 29, 2010
A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs.
September 25, 2010
Released jointly by UCSF and Renown Health
Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
September 24, 2010
A new generation of cancer drugs and a successful treatment for an eye disease that can lead to blindness are the fruits of two decades of work by former UCSF postdoctoral fellow and current Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, MD, who has just been named the ...
September 24, 2010
Released Jointly by UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.
According to a new study published online in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute," breast cancer ...
September 21, 2010
Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.
On the bright side, techniques to enable ...
September 18, 2010
Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl's father doesn't live in the home, but only in higher-income not lower-income families, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente ...
September 16, 2010
The University of California Board of Regents today unanimously approved funding plans for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The Board's action is the final endorsement for the project, clearing the way for UCSF to break ground on a world-class hospital complex for ...
September 10, 2010
UCSF’s Nobel laureate and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will deliver a prime time public service announcement today for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
SU2C, a one-hour, commercial-free program to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research ...
September 8, 2010
UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual's response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts.
The UCSF team is the largest ...
August 16, 2010
A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia. Their finding also may explain, they say, why some other age-related hematological disorders develop.
The study, reported in ...