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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.

 
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.