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Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

April 26, 2018

An article titled ‘Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols,’ was published last month on AuntMinnie.com. The article highlights a study published online in JAMA Surgery that examined the age distribution of breast cancer diagnosis in the United States across race and ethnicity. The intention of the study was ...
Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

April 17, 2018

Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated with chemotherapy. Now a new study by UCSF researchers using techniques drawn from computational biology could make it much ...
Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2018

UCSF Immunologist Jason Cyster joins author Ta-Nehisi Coates; actor Tom Hanks; Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff; Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor; and the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama and others in the latest class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.