University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley By Storm

June 12, 2018

Wendell Lim, PhD, was strictly a basic scientist, until his work started revealing a translational side that led him to create a successful business.

HDFCCC Reaffirms Support for National Effort on HPV Vaccine Recommendations

HDFCCC Reaffirms Support for National Effort on HPV Vaccine Recommendations

June 7, 2018

Recognizing the tremendous public health benfit of improving national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in ...
Resounding win for flavored tobacco ban in San Francisco

Resounding win for flavored tobacco ban in San Francisco

June 6, 2018

San Francisco voters gave tobacco companies a resounding message on Tuesday: Retailers are forbidden to sell flavored tobacco products in the city. Measure E passed with 68 percent of the vote. Politico called this law the "toughest in the nation."  UCSF's Dr. Val Yerger and Carol McGruder ...
Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

May 24, 2018

A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking ...
UCSF Welcomes First Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services

UCSF Welcomes First Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services

May 16, 2018

In April, Laura Crocitto, MD, MHA, joined UCSF as the first Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services. An experienced urologic oncologist and physician executive, she will work in a dyad with Laurel Bray-Hanin, Vice President and COO for Adult Cancer Services, and ...
SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

May 14, 2018

San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to ban flavored tobacco products from all store shelves. This includes everything from candy flavored e-cigarettes to conventional menthol smokes. 'The industry recognized decades ago that if they don’t get kids to start, they [the ...