In a new study published online in Science on May 14, researchers led by Hani Goodarzi, PhD discovered a biochemical pathway that drives breast cancer metastasis.
In 2015, researchers at UC San Francisco found a structure inside of tumor cells that biologists had never seen before. Now, in a paper published in the journal Cell, the same UCSF research team has figured out precisely what these structures are, how they form and their role in cancer.
Loneliness and social isolation have been significant problems for the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for cancer patients these issues were particularly acute, likely due to isolation and social distancing, according to a new UC San Francisco study.
Researchers at UCSF have demonstrated how to engineer smart immune cells that are effective against solid tumors, opening the door to treating a variety of cancers that have long been untouchable with immunotherapies.
April 16, 2021 | Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR’s basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what’s known as the epigenome – proteins and small molecules that latch onto DNA and control when and where genes are switched on or off.
April 1, 2021 | Cancer starts with mutations in a cell’s DNA, but new UC San Francisco research shows that the endurance of a tumor relies on its ability to rapidly evolve and adapt to challenges brought about by the environment in which it grows.
March 22, 2021 | A panel of health experts and government officials addressed the myriad issues related to COVID-19, including health disparities before and during the pandemic, public partnerships, and how communities can better address inequities to prevent the next crisis.