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‘Cellbots’ Chase Down Cancer, Deliver Drugs Directly to Tumors

‘Cellbots’ Chase Down Cancer, Deliver Drugs Directly to Tumors

September 29, 2016

UC San Francisco scientists have engineered human immune cells that can precisely locate diseased cells anywhere in the body and execute a wide range of customizable responses, including the delivery of drugs or other therapeutic payloads directly to tumors or other unhealthy tissues.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks

September 27, 2016

Some of UC San Francisco's foremost scientists will participate in the 2016 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco to talk on topics that include using technology to stop viral outbreaks, changing the way that cancer is fought and battling against the Zika virus.

Research About Smoking Cessation Wins Inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam Competition

Research About Smoking Cessation Wins Inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam Competition

September 26, 2016

Jin Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Francisco, won the inaugural UCSF Postdoc Slam competition for her talk titled “Promoting Smoking Cessation by Addressing Food Insecurity.”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Names Four UCSF Researchers as Faculty Scholars

September 22, 2016

Four UC San Francisco researchers are among the 84 Faculty Scholars named Thursday by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a new program to support promising early-career scientists.

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding from Susan G. Komen

September 19, 2016

Three UCSF researchers have been awarded $680,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research. 

Study: Tobacco Industry Tactics Influential in E-Cigarette Policy

Study: Tobacco Industry Tactics Influential in E-Cigarette Policy

September 14, 2016

By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according to a UCSF study published in the September issue of Milbank Quarterly.

San Francisco, Oakland Join Forces to Support Children with Cancer

San Francisco, Oakland Join Forces to Support Children with Cancer

September 14, 2016

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are bringing together the cities of San Francisco and Oakland this week, as well as each city’s baseball team, to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and promote further research funding nationwide.

Cancer Moonshot Expert Panel, Including UCSF Researchers, Delivers 10 Recommendations

Cancer Moonshot Expert Panel, Including UCSF Researchers, Delivers 10 Recommendations

September 8, 2016

Ten recommendations from a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders and patient advocates – including two UC San Francisco researchers – have been approved to help guide the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

 
UCSF Investigators Reflect on Dream Team Collaborations as Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Approaches

UCSF Investigators Reflect on Dream Team Collaborations as Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Approaches

September 6, 2016

On September 9th, millions of people across the United States and Canada are expected to tune into the fifth biennial Stand Up to Cancer broadcast raising money for cancer research. 

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

August 24, 2016

Early-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors carry genetic markers associated with a low risk of disease recurrence may not need to undergo chemotherapy, suggests a new study that employed a test devised by a UC San Francisco researcher.