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UCSF Leaders Present Capital Strategy to UC Regents

UCSF Leaders Present Capital Strategy to UC Regents

July 29, 2015

UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, last week presented a plan to a UC Regents committee to invest in four projects that are critical to achieving the University’s overall capital strategy to strengthen its research, education and patient care programs and to support the work ...
Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

Minority Training Program Aims to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

July 28, 2015

Over the last decade, better treatment and prevention efforts have helped reduce the incidence of cancer by 0.9 percent each year – yet the rate of progress hasn’t been the same for certain racial and ethnic minorities.

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

July 23, 2015

After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

UCSF Medical Center Ranked 8th Best Hospital in the Nation

UCSF Medical Center Ranked 8th Best Hospital in the Nation

July 21, 2015

UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranked as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2015-2016 America's Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.

UCSF Honors Faculty Mentors with Lifetime Achievement Awards

UCSF Honors Faculty Mentors with Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 18, 2015

A good mentor can influence a faculty member’s career development and research in life-changing ways. To recognize the contributions mentors make,  the Campus Council on Faculty Life presents an annual award to senior UCSF faculty member who best embody the principles of mentorship. This year, two faculty ...
Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

July 7, 2015

Lamorna Brown Swigart has worked in cancer research at UCSF for more than 15 years. Over time, finding funding for research has become more and more challenging. Lamorna says, “There are so many great ideas and projects, and never enough funding to get it all ...