July 5, 2016
At UCSF’s 3-D Imaging Lab, radiologist Judy Yee, MD, pulls up an image that looks more like a birthday party balloon animal than a patient’s colon: a vibrant, color-segmented tube, torqued and twisted in on itself.
Created from thin slices of a computed tomography (CT) scan, ...
June 30, 2016
At the White House’s Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced new actions to speed progress toward ending cancer as we know it, with several efforts involving the University of California.
The Cancer Moonshot aims to double the rate of progress – ...
June 21, 2016
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have placed among the nation’s premier children’s hospitals in all 10 pediatric specialties. The hospitals ranked among the top 25 in eight of the 10 specialties and were best in the Bay Area in five practices – cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology – according to U.S. News & World Report, which released the results of its best pediatric hospitals on June 21, 2016.
June 6, 2016
Karla Kerlikowske, MD, a co-principal investigator of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium(BCSC), is part of the team awarded $7.5 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI) board of governors to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies.
June 1, 2016
Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will share information on advances in research during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), one of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of oncology professionals.
May 22, 2016
Phototherapy, increasingly used to treat jaundiced infants, could very slightly raise the risk of pediatric cancers, particularly myeloid leukemia, according to epidemiological research published online on May 23 in Pediatrics.
May 18, 2016
The chances of surviving colon cancer could depend on which side of the colon the cancer strikes.
May 18, 2016
A team of cancer researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center demonstrated in human cells and mouse models that a first-of-its-kind hybrid drug can outsmart drug-resistant cancers.
April 28, 2016
Five UC San Francisco faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) after a highly competitive nomination process.
The ASCI, which is one of the oldest medical honor societies in the United States, received 160 membership nominations for 2016 and ...
April 21, 2016
Time magazine has named internationally renowned breast cancer oncologist Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, to the2016 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.