January 27, 2016
In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the other 68 NCI-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.
January 22, 2016
What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently in development that may one day make it possible to detect the earliest stages of cancer with an annual blood draw.
January 15, 2016
Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a new analysis from UC San Francisco found that adult smokers who use e-cigarettes are actually 28 percent less likely to stop smoking cigarettes.
January 13, 2016
The NCCN Oncology Research Program has awarded five research grants to investigate the effectiveness of enzalutamide in mantle cell lymphoma and endometrial, hepatocellular, and prostate cancers.
December 18, 2015
Thirteen University of California innovators have been elected as fellows to the prestigious National Academy of Inventors for work that is transforming semiconductor manufacturing, boosting the efficiency of biofuels and saving lives through the creation of new biomedical technologies.The newest UC members of the ...
December 14, 2015
A team of researchers at UC San Francisco has devised a new approach for early stage drug discovery that uses techniques from the world of computer vision in combination with a powerful new tool: a lineage of genetically modified cancer cells in a dish that change their appearance when treated with drugs targeting common disease pathways.
December 9, 2015
The lineup is finalized for the 2016 Personalized Medicine World Conference, with nine scheduled talks by UCSF leaders and faculty.
December 4, 2015
A new study by UC San Francisco scientists shows that the proportion of normal cells, especially immune cells, intermixed with cancerous cells in a given tissue sample may significantly skew the results of genetic analyses and other tests performed both by researchers and by physicians ...
November 24, 2015
Keith Yamamoto, PhD, has spent his career doing basic research, and also working both to improve the practice of science and to amplify its impact beyond the walls of academia. Now, in his new role as UCSF’s first vice chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, he’ll lead efforts to anticipate the needs of an increasingly dynamic biomedical research endeavor, and to position UCSF optimally, both by working within the University and by influencing and shaping science policy at the state and national levels and beyond.
November 18, 2015
Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named the first woman president of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.