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Working Up A Sweat May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

Working Up A Sweat May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

November 17, 2015

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

November 12, 2015

Projects focus on quality of life, new treatment options, patient navigation and decision support, survivorship, among others.

Melanoma’s Genetic Trajectories Are Charted in New Study

Melanoma’s Genetic Trajectories Are Charted in New Study

November 12, 2015

An international team of scientists led by UC San Francisco researchers has mapped out the genetic trajectories taken by melanoma as it evolves from early skin lesions, known as precursors, to malignant skin cancer, which can be lethal when it invades other tissues in the body.

Three Receive UCSF Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Health

Three Receive UCSF Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Health

November 8, 2015

Community leader and philanthropist Helen Diller (1929-2015) received the UCSF Medal posthumously for her outstanding contributions to advancing health care and research.

Human Genetics Symposium Honors Y.W. Kan's Contributions

Human Genetics Symposium Honors Y.W. Kan's Contributions

November 5, 2015

At UCSF’s Institute for Human Genetics annual symposium this week, UCSF and researchers around the country gathered to honor Y.W. Kan’s contributions to science.

Five UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2015

Five UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2015

October 19, 2015

Five UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 70 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

October 12, 2015

Each year, UCSF participates in the massive technology gathering by Salesforce, highlighting the latest innovations in health care and research.

Rare Childhood Leukemia Reveals Surprising Genetic Secrets

Rare Childhood Leukemia Reveals Surprising Genetic Secrets

October 12, 2015

A coalition of leukemia researchers led by scientists from UC San Francisco has discovered surprising genetic diversity in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a rare but aggressive childhood blood cancer.

Online Advertising Can Deliver Targeted Cancer Prevention Messages, UCSF Study Finds

Online Advertising Can Deliver Targeted Cancer Prevention Messages, UCSF Study Finds

October 8, 2015

Online advertising based on Google search terms is a potentially effective way to deliver targeted cancer prevention education, according to a study led by Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH, an assistant professor of dermatology at UC San Francisco.

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NIH Awards ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ Grants to Seven UCSF Researchers

October 6, 2015

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