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Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

October 22, 2020

A new study led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has quantified the impact of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), which enables 18- to 25-year-olds to remain on their parents insurance plans, including cancer patients who require ...
Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

October 15, 2020

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, associate professor in residence in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, recently received an NIH New Innovator Award. His project, titled INSITE (Implantable Photonic Sensors for Immunoresponse in the Tumor microenvironment), proposes to assess response or resistance to immunotherapy by implanting a ...
Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer May Be Gauged by Accumulated DNA Damage

Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer May Be Gauged by Accumulated DNA Damage

October 7, 2020

Risk for melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, can be estimated long before detection of any suspicious moles, according to a UC San Francisco scientist who led a new study to detect DNA mutations in individual skin cells. Skin damage from the sun builds up ...

 


4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2020

4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2020

October 19, 2020

Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new national and international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health of medicine. Membership in the NAM recognizes individuals who have ...
Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They Smoke

Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They Smoke

October 5, 2020

Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which tracked ...
Cancer Immunotherapy 'Uniquely Suppressed' by Liver Tumors

Cancer Immunotherapy 'Uniquely Suppressed' by Liver Tumors

October 2, 2020

Though cancer immunotherapy has become a promising standard-of-care treatment—and in some cases, perhaps a cure—for a wide variety of different cancers, it doesn’t work for everyone, and researchers have increasingly turned their attention to understanding why.  For example, doctors have noticed that patients who initially ...