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Alain Algazi and Team Run

Alain Algazi and Team Run "Absurd" Marathon Course to Benefit American Cancer Society

September 17, 2020

On October 4th, Alain Algazi, MD, a melanoma specialist and head-and-neck cancer researcher at UCSF, will join friends and colleagues in running a marathon across SF and Marin to benefit the American Cancer Society. The ambitious 26.5 mile course will begin at the Hi Dive Bar ...
UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

September 14, 2020

As we continue to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic nationwide, a second public health crisis is emerging and causing increasing alarm. Stemming from the initial deferrals of routine care as the pandemic took hold, combined with shelter-in-place health orders and the fears generated by ...
Mapping Genetic Diversity of Lung Tumors Over Time May Lead to More Effective Therapies

Mapping Genetic Diversity of Lung Tumors Over Time May Lead to More Effective Therapies

September 3, 2020

A malignant tumor is a bustling metropolis populated by many different kinds of cancer cells. This cellular diversity, however, is what makes cancer so difficult to treat, as each type of cell in a tumor responds differently – and sometimes not at all – to ...
Oncologists: Chadwick Boseman's death from colon cancer at 43 underscores a disturbing trend

Oncologists: Chadwick Boseman's death from colon cancer at 43 underscores a disturbing trend

September 3, 2020

By Sorbarikor Piawah, Gabriel A. Brooks and Franklin W. Huang | SF Chronicle | Sep. 3, 2020 News of Chadwick Boseman’s private struggle and tragic death from colon cancer at the age of 43 has been especially jarring to the medical community, as it highlights an ...
Danica Fujimori Receives $1.25M Bowes Biomedical Investigator Award

Danica Fujimori Receives $1.25M Bowes Biomedical Investigator Award

September 2, 2020

UC San Francisco chemical biologist Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, has been named this year’s Bowes Biomedical Investigator. The award provides unrestricted funding of $1.25 million over five years to support Fujimori’s teaching and leadership roles and advance her quest to understand life’s fundamental chemistry – research ...
Free Genome Sequencing Now Available to all UCSF Patients

Free Genome Sequencing Now Available to all UCSF Patients

August 24, 2020

UC San Francisco scientists have launched a precision medicine initiative to offer free voluntary whole genome sequencing to all UCSF Health patients – making it the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. The goal of the initiative, called the UCSF 3D Health Study (for “Data, Discovery, ...