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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.

 
Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

May 7, 2013

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have found.

 
Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

May 1, 2013

More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene Thursday and Friday in a summit at UC San Francisco that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.

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NIH and FDA Officials Join UCSF Chancellor to Talk Precision Medicine

April 30, 2013

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.

Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

April 29, 2013

Surgery is often recommended for skin cancers, but older, sicker patients can endure complications as a result and may not live long enough to benefit from the treatment.

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 24, 2013

Three UC San Francisco scientists have been selected to join the 2013 class of one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies for top scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

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NIH and FDA Officials Join UCSF Chancellor to Talk Precision Medicine

April 20, 2013

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

April 17, 2013

Smoking tobacco through a hookah is a pastime gaining popularity among the college crowd, but many of them mistakenly believe that using the fragrant water pipe is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2013

A new UC San Francisco study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.

 
New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

April 8, 2013

A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to doctors at UC San Francisco who led the research.