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2015 NIH Funding: A Look at the Researchers Behind the Numbers

2015 NIH Funding: A Look at the Researchers Behind the Numbers

March 31, 2016

UC San Francisco received more than $560.4 million in highly competitive funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2015 to advance our research across our schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and the Graduate Division.

Cancer Center Awards First ‘Impact Grants’ for High-Risk, High-Reward Projects

Cancer Center Awards First ‘Impact Grants’ for High-Risk, High-Reward Projects

March 24, 2016

Eleni Linos, MD, MPH, DrPH, and Stephen Francis, MS, PhD, have been awarded the first UCSF Cancer Center Impact Grants, to pursue high-risk, high-reward research projects that would’ve been unlikely to be funded through conventional mechanisms.

UCSF Establishes Quantitative Biosciences Institute

UCSF Establishes Quantitative Biosciences Institute

March 17, 2016

UC San Francisco today announced the establishment of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI). The mission of QBI, located on the UCSF Mission Bay health sciences campus, is to drive forward the application of computation, mathematics, and statistics toward a deeper understanding of complex problems in biology, with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments for disease.

UCSF Research Suggests New Model for Cancer Metastasis

UCSF Research Suggests New Model for Cancer Metastasis

March 17, 2016

Scientists at UC San Francisco have been able to directly observe, for the first time, how invasive cancer cells create a beachhead as they migrate to the lung in a mouse model of metastatic cancer. What they saw was utterly surprising: early “pioneer” cancer cells that lodge in the lung generally die, but first they shed zombie-like particles that move around on their own and get gobbled up by waves of immune cells.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Depend on Fat as Fuel, Research Shows

Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Depend on Fat as Fuel, Research Shows

March 7, 2016

The most intractable common form of breast cancer might in most cases be treatable by drugs that target fat metabolism, according to UC San Francisco researchers who discovered the tumors’ frequent dependence on fat as an energy source, and then successfully treated human breast tumors that they transplanted and grew in mice.

VP Biden Discusses Cancer Moonshot with UCSF Experts

VP Biden Discusses Cancer Moonshot with UCSF Experts

March 2, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, PhD, visited UC San Francisco on Saturday, February 27, to discuss the administration’s national “Moonshot” initiative to improve cancer outcomes in the next decade.