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UCSF to Study Benefits of Personal Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

UCSF to Study Benefits of Personal Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

March 25, 2015

A research team at UC San Francisco has won a five-year award of $14.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms.
 
Two UCSF Chancellors Emeriti to Appear in PBS Cancer Documentary

Two UCSF Chancellors Emeriti to Appear in PBS Cancer Documentary

March 24, 2015

UC San Francisco chancellors emeriti J. Michael Bishop, MD, and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will appear next week in a Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary called “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Columbia University oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD.

Childhood Leukemia Study Reveals Disease Subtypes, New Treatment Option

Childhood Leukemia Study Reveals Disease Subtypes, New Treatment Option

March 9, 2015

A new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that about 13 percent of ALL cases may be successfully treated with targeted drugs that have proved highly effective in the treatment of lymphomas in adults.

Protein May Be Key to Cancer’s Deadly Resurgences

Protein May Be Key to Cancer’s Deadly Resurgences

March 2, 2015

Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of cancer cells to remain dormant during and following therapy, only to be reactivated at a later time, frequently with greater aggressiveness, is one of the least-understood aspects of the disease.

UCSF Schools Lead Nation Again In NIH Biomedical Research Funds

UCSF Schools Lead Nation Again In NIH Biomedical Research Funds

February 26, 2015

For the second year in a row, UC San Francisco’s four schools topped the nation in federal biomedical research funding in their fields in 2014, with the graduate-level university as a whole receiving the most of any public recipient and second most overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures.
 
'Most Comprehensive Map' of Human Epigenomes Is Unveiled

'Most Comprehensive Map' of Human Epigenomes Is Unveiled

February 18, 2015

Two dozen scientific papers published online simultaneously on Feb. 18, 2015 present the first comprehensive maps and analyses of the epigenomes of a wide array of human cell and tissue types.