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UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

UCSF Medical Center Ranks as Best Hospital in California

August 7, 2017

UCSF Medical Center has been named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 17th consecutive year, ranking as the fifth best hospital in the country and the top-ranked hospital in California, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals survey. UCSF received elite Honor ...
Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma

July 20, 2017

Whether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers and physicians.

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

July 12, 2017

Studies conducted separately by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee found that the removal of menthol from the marketplace would benefit public health.

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

July 12, 2017

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs.

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

Google Searches Could Help Track Cancer Incidence, Mortality

July 7, 2017

America’s most popular search engine could soon be assisting with cancer research.

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

UCSF Cancer Researcher Leads Team to Win First Ever AI Genomics Hackathon

July 7, 2017

A UC San Francisco cancer researcher has led a team of data scientists and engineers to win a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) Genomics Hackathon competition.