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Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

June 18, 2013

Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new study led by a UC San Francisco scientist points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition.

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

June 13, 2013

The scientific community at UC San Francisco is reacting positively to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best

June 11, 2013

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital earned its highest rankings in the specialties of diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and gastroenterology.

Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats

Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats

June 7, 2013

Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Draws Hundreds on Sunny San Francisco Day

Free Skin Cancer Screening Draws Hundreds on Sunny San Francisco Day

June 4, 2013

The blazing Saturday sun may have been an appropriate reminder for people to think about getting screened for skin cancer.

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Announce Oncology Innovation Alliance

June 3, 2013

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center today announced the formation of the Oncology Innovation Alliance (OIA), a public-private partnership focusing on the discovery and development of novel therapies and their potential role in treating various types of hematologic cancers and solid tumors. 

Can Wellness Cure?

Can Wellness Cure?

May 30, 2013

Should anyone doubt America’s mounting health crisis, a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine makes it crystal clear. On average, Americans of all ages die sooner and experience higher rates of disease than people in 16 other rich countries.

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

May 16, 2013

Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

May 10, 2013

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Breast Oncology Program (BOP) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) 2013 Bras for the Cause Walk.

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

May 8, 2013

A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study.