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Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

Environmental Carcinogens Leave Distinctive Genetic Imprints in Tumors

November 4, 2014

Genetically engineering tumors in mice, a technique that has dominated cancer research for decades, may not replicate important features of cancers caused by exposure to environmental carcinogens, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists.

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Radiation Exposure Linked To Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

October 27, 2014

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
 

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

UCSF Medical Center Again Named Best Hospital in San Francisco

October 23, 2014

UCSF Medical Center has been named the 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award winner for San Francisco by National Research Corporation, which identifies hospitals across the United States that health care consumers choose as having the highest quality provided by the best clinicians.

Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

October 20, 2014

An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.

Staff Prepare for Debut of New Mission Bay Hospitals

Staff Prepare for Debut of New Mission Bay Hospitals

October 17, 2014

Helicopter Makes Historic Helipad Test Run in ‘Day in the Life’ Exercise

Human Cancer Prognosis Is Related to Newly Identified Immune Cell

Human Cancer Prognosis Is Related to Newly Identified Immune Cell

October 16, 2014

A newly discovered population of immune cells in tumors is associated with less severe cancer outcomes in humans, and may have therapeutic potential, according to a new UC San Francisco study of 3,600 human tumors of 12 types, as well as mouse experiments.