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Art for Recovery Champion Paints Her Past, Present, and Future

Art for Recovery Champion Paints Her Past, Present, and Future

December 16, 2019

Cynthia Perlis, director of the UCSF Art for Recovery program, will retire this year after over 30 years at UCSF. Cindy looks back at a lifetime of service to patients and caregivers as exemplified with some of her favorite pieces of art. Click on the ...
In Childhood Cancer, Private Insurance Means Better Survival

In Childhood Cancer, Private Insurance Means Better Survival

December 16, 2019

Children and young adults with pediatric cancer are less likely to be alive five and 10 years following diagnosis if their health insurance is covered by Medicaid or other government agencies, compared to those with private insurance, according to researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
E-Cigarettes Significantly Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, First Long-Term Study Finds

E-Cigarettes Significantly Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, First Long-Term Study Finds

December 16, 2019

E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new UC San Francisco research, the first longitudinal study linking e-cigarettes to respiratory illness in a sample representative of the entire U.S.
Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme

Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme

November 14, 2019

In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UC San Francisco scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs. While studying a mouse ...
ACS and NCI Honor Ruggero for Bold Work in Cancer Research

ACS and NCI Honor Ruggero for Bold Work in Cancer Research

November 14, 2019

In the past 90 days, Davide Ruggero, PhD, Professor of Urology and cancer center member, has accomplished the rare feat of receiving two of the most competitive awards available to cancer scientists. In September, the American Cancer Society awarded Ruggero a prestigious ACS Professorship ...
Innovating for Cancer Care in Africa: Global Cancer Program at the AORTIC Cancer Research Conference in Mozambique

Innovating for Cancer Care in Africa: Global Cancer Program at the AORTIC Cancer Research Conference in Mozambique

November 13, 2019

Members of UCSF's Global Cancer Program attended the 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa November 5-8, 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique. More than two thousand participants from all over the world attended the 2019 African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) conference with the theme ...