3 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2017

3 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2017

May 2, 2017

Locksley and O'Farrell join other HDFCCC members with scientific distinctions. View the full list here. Three UC San Francisco faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists. Robert Edwards, MD; Richard Locksley, MD; and Patrick ...
Global Cancer Program Harnesses UCSF's Expertise to Take on Cancer

Global Cancer Program Harnesses UCSF's Expertise to Take on Cancer

May 2, 2017

In the developing world, exotic viruses and infectious diseases have dominated headlines for the past several decades, but an even more lethal killer is finally getting recognition. “The shocking statistic is that cancer kills more people worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria – combined,” ...
Bringing Precision Cancer Medicine to Children

Bringing Precision Cancer Medicine to Children

April 30, 2017

A UCSF initiative aims to use high-throughput sequencing of pediatric tumors – including whole genome and RNA sequencing – to identify new therapeutic targets for pediatric cancers with high death rates.   UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are poised to launch a Pediatric Cancer Genome ...
SFCAN Helps the City Take Aim at Reducing Use of Flavored Tobacco Products

SFCAN Helps the City Take Aim at Reducing Use of Flavored Tobacco Products

April 19, 2017

Supervisor Cohen touted the efforts of UCSF and the San Francisco Cancer Initiative in providing the research to prompt the legislation.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

April 18, 2017

Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

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Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

April 17, 2017

Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an examination of California Medicaid ...