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Cancer Exports Molecular 'Saboteurs' to Remotely Disarm Immune System

Cancer Exports Molecular 'Saboteurs' to Remotely Disarm Immune System

April 4, 2019

Immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer treatment: many patients with malignancies that until recently would have been considered untreatable are experiencing long-term remissions. But the majority of patients don’t respond to these drugs, and they work far better in some cancers than ...
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Soft Drink Companies Copy Tobacco Playbook to Lure Young Users

March 14, 2019

Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drinks companies starting in 1963, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which ...
UCSF Oncologist Answers Pancreas Cancer FAQs on Facebook Live

UCSF Oncologist Answers Pancreas Cancer FAQs on Facebook Live

March 13, 2019

Following the self-disclosure of Jeopardy's Alex Trebek that he is battling pancreas cancer, ABC7 News sat down with UCSF's Dr. Andrew Ko at our Mission Bay campus to discuss common questions about the disease. During the 30-minute Facebook Live broadcast, Dr. Ko discussed common side effects of treatment, ...
Feature: Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology (BTBMT) Core

Feature: Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology (BTBMT) Core

March 13, 2019

The goal of the Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Shared Resource (BTBMT) is to provide the infrastructure to support the life cycle and QA/QC of high quality biospecimens for cancer research. The multifaceted life cycle includes patient consenting, biospecimen acquisition, processing, storage, and distribution. The ...
UCSF, UC Berkeley and 3D Printer Carbon, Inc. Team Up to Create a Drug Sponge to Absorb Excess Chemotherapy Medication

UCSF, UC Berkeley and 3D Printer Carbon, Inc. Team Up to Create a Drug Sponge to Absorb Excess Chemotherapy Medication

March 12, 2019

We know that many anticancer drugs are poisonous, leaving doctors with the careful task of administering enough chemotherapy to stop the growth of cancer cells while minimizing any damage to a patient's other organs. Steven Hetts, MD is the chief of Interventional Neuroradiology at UCSF Mission ...
Highlights from the Precision Medicine World Conference 2019

Highlights from the Precision Medicine World Conference 2019

March 1, 2019

For the fourth year, UCSF co-hosted the Precision Medicine World Conference, which attracted attendees from 35 countries to hear about the growing prominence of data science, artificial intelligence, and deep learning that is creating a sea change in nearly every aspect of health care and biomedical ...