February 10, 2009
Cancer doctors may be writing the prescriptions for new generations of drugs, but some financially hard-pressed patients are not having those prescriptions filled.
The trend is worsening, according to Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, health sciences clinical professor of pharmacy at UCSF. Stebbins, the pharmacy utilization director ...
February 9, 2009
A new drug that blocks cancer's main source of growth has been created in the lab and proven effective in mice, scientists are reporting. It is now being readied for clinical trials in patients.
Far more potent than similar compounds already in clinical trial, the ...
February 4, 2009
Lung cancer research at UCSF is poised to leap forward, thanks to a big bank. No, not some teetering financial institution down the street. What UCSF has is an invaluable tissue bank.
When it comes to lung tumors, the quantity and quality of UCSF's chilly-vault ...
February 2, 2009
The deadliest brain cancers, called gliomas, remain somewhat mysterious to researchers, which may be why they are difficult to treat. Recently, a molecule called olig has emerged as a prime suspect from the lab of physician-researcher David Rowitch, MD, and his longtime collaborator, Charles D.
January 27, 2009
Higher rates of hypertension in African American women compared with white women may account for some of the previously found racial disparities in overall survival among women with breast cancer, according to new research.
UCSF epidemiologist Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, is among the significant number of ...
January 23, 2009
Scientists have discovered a novel way by which a much-studied cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease. The finding suggests a new strategy to halt cancer's progress.
Up to now, research has largely focused on how the mutated gene, Myc, disrupts the ability of DNA to be ...