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HDFCCC Global Cancer Team Visits Tanzanian Partners

HDFCCC Global Cancer Team Visits Tanzanian Partners

November 16, 2017

In September, Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH, assistant professor in hematology/oncology and director of the HDFCCC Global Cancer Program, led a group of UCSF faculty and trainees to Tanzania to meet with stakeholders at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Ocean Road ...
Anna Maria Nápoles Appointed Scientific Director of NIMHD

Anna Maria Nápoles Appointed Scientific Director of NIMHD

November 6, 2017

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has appointed Anna Maria Nápoles, PhD, MPH, as scientific director of its Division of Intramural Research. Nápoles, a UC San Francisco behavioral epidemiologist, is the first Latina to be named a scientific director at the National Institutes of Health.

 


Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

November 6, 2017

A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

November 4, 2017

Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UC San Francisco researcher Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH, has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

November 3, 2017

The UCSF Center for BRCA Research will be prominently featured at the 2017 Dreamforce conference through an interactive exposition and a talk by two researchers.

Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

November 3, 2017

Research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, with data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study that, showed that among survivors of childhood leukemia, those with Down syndrome had treatment-related chronic conditions at generally the same rate as survivors without the genetic disorder.

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

November 3, 2017

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a gene vulnerability that could let oncologists wipe out drug-resistant cancers across many different cancer types. The findings suggest a promising new approach to preventing cancer recurrence, if they can be validated in human patients.

UCSF Launches Landmark $5B Fundraising Campaign to Solve the Most Complex Human Health Problems

UCSF Launches Landmark $5B Fundraising Campaign to Solve the Most Complex Human Health Problems

October 27, 2017

UC San Francisco on Friday launched one of the largest fundraising efforts ever set by a U.S. university, a $5 billion campaign aimed at tackling the most complex biomedical questions of our day and working more broadly to improve the quality of people’s health over ...
Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

October 26, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and UCSF will combine vast data stores, supercomputing, and scientific expertise to reinvent the discovery process for cancer medicines.