Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

July 20, 2017

Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers and physicians.

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

July 12, 2017

Studies conducted separately by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee found that the removal of menthol from the marketplace would benefit public health.

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

July 12, 2017

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

July 7, 2017

America’s most popular search engine could soon be assisting with cancer research.

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

July 7, 2017

A UC San Francisco cancer researcher has led a team of data scientists and engineers to win a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) Genomics Hackathon competition.

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-focused, PG-13 Films

Incidents of Smoking Increase Dramatically in Youth-focused, PG-13 Films

July 6, 2017

Youth-rated films, which are designed and marketed as kid-friendly, continue to fill the movie screen with tobacco imagery, according to a new report from UC San Francisco, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other entities.

Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

June 29, 2017

A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UC San Francisco in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden. As a result, “ultralow” risk patients could be treated less aggressively and overtreatment avoided, leading to fewer toxic effects.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

June 27, 2017

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.

Faculty, Young Investigators Presented

Faculty, Young Investigators Presented "Practice Changing" Studies at ASCO

June 21, 2017

UCSF had an impressive presence at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) in Chicago. One of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of oncology professionals, ASCO 2017 drew more than 40,000 cancer experts focusing on groundbreaking research and advances ...
Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

June 19, 2017

A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.