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Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

July 5, 2019

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer. Called “testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis,” the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control ...
It's About Living, Not Dying: Q&A With a Palliative Care Expert

It's About Living, Not Dying: Q&A With a Palliative Care Expert

July 5, 2019

Steven Pantilat, MD ’89, is chief of UC San Francisco’s new Division of Palliative Medicine, an international expert in the field, and a lover of poetry that speaks to the heart. A line from a Mary Oliver poem inspires his work: “Tell me, what is ...
In Service of Patients: Precision Cancer Medicine at UCSF

In Service of Patients: Precision Cancer Medicine at UCSF

June 24, 2019

The new watchword for the frontlines of cancer treatment is “precision.” Whether here at the University of California, San Francisco or other leading centers around the world, the field’s best minds are probing more deeply than ever into the cellular and molecular underpinnings of ...

 


UCSF Unveils Cancer Building Devoted to Precision Medicine

UCSF Unveils Cancer Building Devoted to Precision Medicine

June 20, 2019

UC San Francisco is opening a pioneering cancer center devoted to providing adult patients with highly advanced treatments, including immunotherapy, genetic counseling, molecular profiling of tumors, fully integrated clinical trials, and advanced imaging.

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Biobank Officer

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Biobank Officer

June 17, 2019

Unlocking the potential in biospecimens for medical breakthroughs is among the cornerstones of precision medicine. Signaling its continued commitment to pioneering research, UC San Francisco has appointed Rohit Gupta as its inaugural Chief Biobank Officer (CBO). His appointment, which follows a national search, is ...
New CRISPR Lab to Accelerate Drug Discovery, Advance Genomic Research

New CRISPR Lab to Accelerate Drug Discovery, Advance Genomic Research

June 14, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has launched a five-year, $67 million collaboration with the San Francisco and Berkeley campuses of the University of California to build a state-of-the-art laboratory that will use CRISPR technologies to explore how genes cause disease and to rapidly accelerate the discovery of ...