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UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference

December 16, 2016

For the second consecutive year, UC San Francisco is co-hosting the Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), which is being held in January 2017. Precision Medicine World ConferenceThe annual forum brings together experts to speak about the latest findings across health care, data and biotechnology sectors. When: Jan.
Year in Review: 2016

Year in Review: 2016

December 16, 2016

2016 has been a year of growth, partnerships and progress at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our researchers and clinicians, patients and families, community groups, and government and industry partners continued working to make cancer a manageable disease.  Please take some ...
Many Safety Net Patients Don’t Complete Colonoscopy after Abnormal Stool-Based Colorectal Screening Test

Many Safety Net Patients Don’t Complete Colonoscopy after Abnormal Stool-Based Colorectal Screening Test

December 13, 2016

Nearly half of the patients in a safety net health system who had an abnormal stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer failed to receive the recommended colonoscopy within a year, despite the benefits of an integrated health care system with access to colonoscopy and shared electronic health records, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

December 13, 2016

Education by community-based non-professional health workers significantly increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among mostly non-English-speaking, older Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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New Targeted Chemotherapy Technology Proves Effective in Mice

December 12, 2016

UC San Francisco researchers have developed a new variety of targeting system for chemotherapy drugs based on the unusually high free iron content of many cancer cells — distinct from the protein-bound iron that is common throughout the body’s cells.

Before the Cures: Preventing Cancer

Before the Cures: Preventing Cancer

December 8, 2016

In the summer of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cancer had surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states. This awareness has contributed to a growing number of ambitious new cancer prevention initiatives, from small, community-based projects to larger, international efforts.