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Staying Safe in the Sun - A Dermatologist Helps Separate Facts from Hype

Staying Safe in the Sun - A Dermatologist Helps Separate Facts from Hype

July 3, 2018

Skin cancer is the number-one cancer diagnosis in the United States – it’s more common than breast, prostate, and lung cancers combined. Skin cancers can be divided into two types – nonmelanoma (basal and squamous cell carcinomas) and melanoma, with melanoma being the least common ...
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Celebrate Top-Tier 2018-19 Rankings

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Celebrate Top-Tier 2018-19 Rankings

June 25, 2018

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s top-tier pediatric medical centers, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey for 2018-19. In the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, released on June 26, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ campuses in Oakland and San Francisco placed among the country’s finest in all ...
Combination Therapy May Revive Prospects for 'Embattled' Breast Cancer Drugs

Combination Therapy May Revive Prospects for 'Embattled' Breast Cancer Drugs

June 25, 2018

More than 60 percent of breast cancer cases involve defects in the same biochemical chain of events within cancer cells — known as the PI3 kinase (PI3K) pathway — but efforts to develop therapies targeting this pathway have met with little success after hundreds of ...
Immune Profile for Successful Cancer Immunotherapy Discovered

Immune Profile for Successful Cancer Immunotherapy Discovered

June 25, 2018

In a new study published online June 25, 2018 in Nature Medicine, UC San Francisco researchers have identified a key biological pathway in human cancer patients that appears to prime the immune system for a successful response to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. The findings, ...
UCSF Molecular Oncology Initiative/ Q&A with Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD

UCSF Molecular Oncology Initiative/ Q&A with Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD

June 14, 2018

As UCSF increasingly leads the way in precision medicine, especially for cancer, the Cancer Center’s Molecular Oncology Initiative (MOI) has become central to those efforts. Using the UCSF500 gene panel assay, the MOI’s focus is on integrating genomic findings from molecular diagnostic tests with the ...
Collaborations, Opportunities at Annual ASCO Conference

Collaborations, Opportunities at Annual ASCO Conference

June 14, 2018

Once again UCSF had an impressive presence at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) in Chicago. One of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of oncology professionals, ASCO 2018 drew more than 40,000 cancer experts focusing on groundbreaking research ...