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Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

November 3, 2017

Research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, with data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study that, showed that among survivors of childhood leukemia, those with Down syndrome had treatment-related chronic conditions at generally the same rate as survivors without the genetic disorder.

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

November 3, 2017

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a gene vulnerability that could let oncologists wipe out drug-resistant cancers across many different cancer types. The findings suggest a promising new approach to preventing cancer recurrence, if they can be validated in human patients.

UCSF Launches Landmark $5B Fundraising Campaign to Solve the Most Complex Human Health Problems

UCSF Launches Landmark $5B Fundraising Campaign to Solve the Most Complex Human Health Problems

October 27, 2017

UC San Francisco on Friday launched one of the largest fundraising efforts ever set by a U.S. university, a $5 billion campaign aimed at tackling the most complex biomedical questions of our day and working more broadly to improve the quality of people’s health over ...
Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

October 26, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and UCSF will combine vast data stores, supercomputing, and scientific expertise to reinvent the discovery process for cancer medicines.

UCSF's Cryo-Electron Microscopy Advancements Bring Atomic-Level Life into Clearer View

UCSF's Cryo-Electron Microscopy Advancements Bring Atomic-Level Life into Clearer View

October 26, 2017

UC San Francisco researchers recently captured exquisite images of a protein caught in the act of binding to a novel therapeutic drug with enough resolution to model how the individual atoms of the protein and drug lined up. Until recently, such a feat would have ...
Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

October 20, 2017

By combining data from sources that at first seemed to be incompatible, UC San Francisco researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal ...