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For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

July 23, 2015

After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

UCSF Medical Center Ranked 8th Best Hospital in the Nation

UCSF Medical Center Ranked 8th Best Hospital in the Nation

July 21, 2015

UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranked as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.

UCSF Honors Faculty Mentors with Lifetime Achievement Awards

UCSF Honors Faculty Mentors with Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 18, 2015

A good mentor can influence a faculty member’s career development and research in life-changing ways. To recognize the contributions mentors make,  the Campus Council on Faculty Life presents an annual award to senior UCSF faculty member who best embody the principles of mentorship. This year, two faculty ...
Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

July 7, 2015

Lamorna Brown Swigart has worked in cancer research at UCSF for more than 15 years. Over time, finding funding for research has become more and more challenging. Lamorna says, “There are so many great ideas and projects, and never enough funding to get it all ...
Keith Yamamoto Named to National Advisory Group on Genome Editing

Keith Yamamoto Named to National Advisory Group on Genome Editing

June 24, 2015

Keith Yamamoto, PhD, vice chancellor for research at UC San Francisco, has been named to a national advisory group to guide research and clinical decisions about the use of genome editing technologies to treat human disease.

Matthew Cooperberg Honored with AUA Gold Cystoscope Award

Matthew Cooperberg Honored with AUA Gold Cystoscope Award

June 23, 2015

Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, is the 2015 recipient of the American Urological Association (AUA) "Gold Cystoscope" award, given annually to one urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the profession within 10 years of completing residency training.

Cancer Blocked by Halving Levels of Protein Thought To Be ‘Untouchable’

Cancer Blocked by Halving Levels of Protein Thought To Be ‘Untouchable’

June 18, 2015

In a surprising finding, a team of UC San Francisco and Stanford University scientists has discovered that a protein thought to be crucial for the body to develop and function correctly can be reduced by half in mice with no apparent ill effects.

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

June 17, 2015

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis.

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

June 11, 2015

Laura van 't Veer, co-leader of the HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program, and her team (Netherlands) was awarded the prize for the invention of a gene-based tissue test which makes it possible to offer targeted treatment for breast cancer.

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Genetic Markers Provide Better Brain Cancer Classification

June 10, 2015

A team of scientists from UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic has shown that using just three molecular markers will help clinicians classify gliomas – the most common type of malignant brain tumors – more accurately than current methods.