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Vapers beware: 10 things to know about e-cigarettes

January 18, 2017

With catchy names like Smurf Cake and Unicorn Puke and sweet flavors like bubble gum and strawberry, electronic cigarettes may have special appeal to young people, but that doesn’t mean they are safe. Evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are exposing a new generation to nicotine ...
Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

January 12, 2017

To honor and build on a lifetime of giving and charitable service by the late Helen Diller, the Helen Diller Foundation has granted $500 million to UC San Francisco, a university to which Helen was both generous and devoted. The gift will be the largest ...
HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

January 10, 2017

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

UCSF, Pfizer Renew Research Collaboration, Citing Progress in Drug Discovery Research

UCSF, Pfizer Renew Research Collaboration, Citing Progress in Drug Discovery Research

January 9, 2017

UC San Francisco and Pfizer Inc.’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) have renewed an agreement to identify and develop biologic compounds against both known and novel targets, including the immune system, in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The collaboration allows UCSF and ...
The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

January 9, 2017

Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman's age, weight, ...
Search Engine: How Artificial Intelligence Techniques Are Aiding the Hunt for New Drugs

Search Engine: How Artificial Intelligence Techniques Are Aiding the Hunt for New Drugs

January 4, 2017

A better cure for cancer – and other illnesses – could already be in existence, hidden right under our noses.