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Nonsmokers In Automobiles Are Exposed to Significant Secondhand Smoke

November 13, 2014

Nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker for one hour had markers of significantly increased levels of carcinogens and other toxins in their urine, indicating that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major health risk according to a groundbreaking study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

November 6, 2014

UC San Francisco has unveiled a new cloud-based software platform that significantly advances precision medicine for cancer.

Childhood Cancer Expert Champions Innovative Treatment at New Hospital

Childhood Cancer Expert Champions Innovative Treatment at New Hospital

November 4, 2014

It offers whimsical works of art by celebrated artists, interactive exhibits designed by the Exploratorium and acres of rooftop gardens. When UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco moves to its new home at Mission Bay, it will even feature a fleet of robots that glide silently across hospital hallways bearing food trays or linens.

Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

November 4, 2014

Genetically engineering tumors in mice, a technique that has dominated cancer research for decades, may not replicate important features of cancers caused by exposure to environmental carcinogens, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists.

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Radiation Exposure Linked To Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

October 27, 2014

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
 

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

October 23, 2014

UCSF Medical Center has been named the 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award winner for San Francisco by National Research Corporation, which identifies hospitals across the United States that health care consumers choose as having the highest quality provided by the best clinicians.