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New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

April 8, 2013

A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to doctors at UC San Francisco who led the research.

Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

April 4, 2013

Five distinguished UC San Francisco scientists, including three Nobel laureates, are being inducted into the prestigious inaugural class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama today unveiled a $100 million public-private initiative to map the brain to gain greater insight on how we think, learn and remember and to better understand and treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
 

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Faith Leaders Preach Healthful Living

April 1, 2013

Every Sunday, Pastor Arelious Walker stands at the pulpit at True Hope Church in Bayview and issues the same challenge to his congregation: Walk with me. He’s not speaking in religious terms.

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

March 22, 2013

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UC San Francisco’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

March 21, 2013

An innovative project to develop a potential therapy to treat a wide range of cancers has won a major UC San Francisco award that aims to drive promising early-stage research through the complex process of translating ideas into patient benefit.