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Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

Join All of Us: California Researchers Call for Volunteers as NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Launches Nationwide

May 1, 2018

The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the United States. A ...
Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

April 30, 2018

Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. Both assessment methods were equally accurate ...
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UNICEF "Muted" on Tobacco Control for Children

April 30, 2018

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents uncovered by UC San ...
Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

April 26, 2018

An article titled ‘Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols,’ was published last month on AuntMinnie.com. The article highlights a study published online in JAMA Surgery that examined the age distribution of breast cancer diagnosis in the United States across race and ethnicity. The intention of the study was ...
Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

April 17, 2018

Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated with chemotherapy. Now a new study by UCSF researchers using techniques drawn from computational biology could make it much ...
Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2018

UCSF Immunologist Jason Cyster joins author Ta-Nehisi Coates; actor Tom Hanks; Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff; Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor; and the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama and others in the latest class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.