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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.

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

April 11, 2018

Many cancers start with the flip of a switch. For example, the most common mutation in human cancers affects a small signaling protein called K-Ras, which helps tell our cells when to grow and divide; when K-Ras is mutated, its normal on-off mechanism gets stuck ...
Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

March 26, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect such dangerous cancers earlier and lead to new therapies aimed at curing these difficult-to-treat tumors. Meningiomas are tumors that grow from the layer of tissue that surrounds ...
Leading Global Awareness Efforts for HPV

Leading Global Awareness Efforts for HPV

March 15, 2018

Joel Palefsky, MD, professor of Medicine/Infection Diseases and a member of the HDFCCC Cancer Control and Cancer and Immunity programs, recently organized the first International HPV Awareness Day. More than 80 institutions and advocacy organizations from over 40 countries on every continent participated and used ...
UCSF Retains Position as Top Public Recipient of NIH Funding

UCSF Retains Position as Top Public Recipient of NIH Funding

March 6, 2018

In 2017, UC San Francisco received more biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other public institution, continuing a seven-year trend, according to annual figures from the NIH. In addition, UCSF was the second-highest grant recipient among all public and ...
E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

March 5, 2018

Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. "Teenagers need to be warned that the vapor produced by ...