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Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

August 30, 2013

In the 1980s, Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, was working as a clinical nurse specialist in a pain management center at the University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

August 27, 2013

As a nationally recognized health care institution and health sciences university, UC San Francisco will be the first University of California campus to implement a tobacco-free policy.
Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

August 26, 2013

A team led by UC San Francisco researchers has called for simplified guidelines on when to biopsy thyroid nodules for cancer, which they say would result in fewer unnecessary biopsies.

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

August 20, 2013

Septembeard.org is a clever non-profit, founded by patient Art Wagner, which raises funds for prostate cancer research by asking volunteers to grow beards during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Sugar Helps Scientists Find and Assess Prostate Tumors

Sugar Helps Scientists Find and Assess Prostate Tumors

August 18, 2013

A natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare.

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

August 16, 2013

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which incorporates a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2013 cycle.

 
Researchers Discover Leukemia's Role in Inhibiting Immune Cell Development

Researchers Discover Leukemia's Role in Inhibiting Immune Cell Development

August 8, 2013

UCSF’s Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, an expert on how the blood system arises during development, recently led a study in which researchers discovered how leukemia, a blood cancer, can gain a stronghold in bone marrow and inhibit the development of normal immune cells.

Smoke-Free Casinos Reduce Medical Emergencies

Smoke-Free Casinos Reduce Medical Emergencies

August 5, 2013

Commercial casinos throughout the country are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws. Now a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.

Major Changes Urged for Cancer Screening and Treatment

Major Changes Urged for Cancer Screening and Treatment

July 29, 2013

To address the growing problem of people being overdiagnosed and overtreated for cancer, a group of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute and chaired by a UC San Francisco breast cancer expert is proposing a major update of the way the nation approaches diseases now classified as “cancer.”

Stem Cell Discovery Furthers Research on Cell-Based Therapy and Cancer

Stem Cell Discovery Furthers Research on Cell-Based Therapy and Cancer

July 19, 2013

Stem-cell researchers at UC San Francisco have found a key role for a protein called BMI1 that may help scientists direct the development of tissues to replace damaged organs in the human body.