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Cancer Blocked by Halving Levels of Protein Thought To Be ‘Untouchable’

Cancer Blocked by Halving Levels of Protein Thought To Be ‘Untouchable’

June 18, 2015

In a surprising finding, a team of UC San Francisco and Stanford University scientists has discovered that a protein thought to be crucial for the body to develop and function correctly can be reduced by half in mice with no apparent ill effects.

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

June 17, 2015

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis.

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

June 11, 2015

Laura van 't Veer, co-leader of the HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program, and her team (Netherlands) was awarded the prize for the invention of a gene-based tissue test which makes it possible to offer targeted treatment for breast cancer.

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Genetic Markers Provide Better Brain Cancer Classification

June 10, 2015

A team of scientists from UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic has shown that using just three molecular markers will help clinicians classify gliomas – the most common type of malignant brain tumors – more accurately than current methods.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals

June 9, 2015

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, is among the nation's premier children’s hospitals in nine pediatric specialties, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. Best Children’s Hospitals rankings conducted by the U.S. News Media Group.

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

June 2, 2015

UC San Francisco’s Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.”