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Rising Stars: New Faculty Members Lead to New Discoveries at UCSF

Rising Stars: New Faculty Members Lead to New Discoveries at UCSF

April 17, 2018

Our members collaborate across the entire UCSF campus, from the various research labs to the clinical offices in each division and department. Through these collaborations, young physician-scientists are mentored and supported in order to make valuable discoveries that move the science forward and pave ...
UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Genomics Officer

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Genomics Officer

April 12, 2018

In a move that underscores the increasingly important role of genomics in medicine, UC San Francisco has appointed Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, as the first Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) of UCSF Health. His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective May 1. In this ...
UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting

UCSF Experts to Share Latest Research at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting

April 11, 2018

View a summary of UCSF's participation in the upcoming conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), April 14-18 in Chicago.

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

April 11, 2018

Many cancers start with the flip of a switch. For example, the most common mutation in human cancers affects a small signaling protein called K-Ras, which helps tell our cells when to grow and divide; when K-Ras is mutated, its normal on-off mechanism gets stuck ...
Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

March 26, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect such dangerous cancers earlier and lead to new therapies aimed at curing these difficult-to-treat tumors. Meningiomas are tumors that grow from the layer of tissue that surrounds ...
Leading Global Awareness Efforts for HPV

Leading Global Awareness Efforts for HPV

March 15, 2018

Joel Palefsky, MD, professor of Medicine/Infection Diseases and a member of the HDFCCC Cancer Control and Cancer and Immunity programs, recently organized the first International HPV Awareness Day. More than 80 institutions and advocacy organizations from over 40 countries on every continent participated and used ...