University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Growing Role of Social Media in Research and Healthcare

The Growing Role of Social Media in Research and Healthcare

October 16, 2018

Casual or even frequent users of social media recognize its power to share ideas and enhance professional networking, but social media’s utility in healthcare research is only just coming to the fore as a powerful tool for understanding, improving, and reinforcing health beliefs and behaviors.
Feature: Cancer Imaging Research Core

Feature: Cancer Imaging Research Core

October 16, 2018

The Cancer Imaging Research Core aims to provide members of the HDFCCC with technical capabilities and scientific expertise for furthering their basic, translational, and clinical research using the latest imaging technology.   Scientific Director Sabrina Ronen, PhD (left), and Core Manager Emma Bahroos (right) took ...
4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

October 15, 2018

Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Membership in the NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated ...
Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

Blood Test 'Biopsy' for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe Way to See If Treatment Is Working

October 15, 2018

A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National ...
Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

October 10, 2018

 Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains. The authors aim to use this technique to learn more about how brain cancers form, about how genetic ...
Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

October 2, 2018

A talk about a little-talked-about topic won the top prize at the 2018 Postdoc Slam. Many people do not know that the same virus that causes cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), can also infect the skin of the anus and lead to anal cancer, said Sona ...