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Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

May 14, 2018

San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to ban flavored tobacco products from all store shelves. This includes everything from candy flavored e-cigarettes to conventional menthol smokes. 'The industry recognized decades ago that if they don’t get kids to start, they [the ...
New Cancer Treatment Uses Patients' Altered Cells To Fight Disease

New Cancer Treatment Uses Patients' Altered Cells To Fight Disease

May 9, 2018

KPIX 5 original report: A revolutionary, one-time treatment is giving new hope to cancer patients by treating them with their own immune cells that have been altered in a lab to become cancer killers.

Research Finds 'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Research Finds 'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 2, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed that the most aggressive cancers depend on a built-in cellular stress response to put a brake on their own hot-wired ...
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 ...
UNICEF

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 ...