For Some Prostate Cancer Patients, PSMA PET May Be Better for Initial Staging of Disease

A recent article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports findings of a multi-center retrospective study that compares bone scan with PSMA PET for initial staging of prostate cancer. Authors include UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging faculty members Thomas Hope, MD, Roxanna Juarez, MD, Miguel

Celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week: Q&A with Shalini Chopra, PhD, and Apurva Pandey, PhD

I'm thrilled that Drs. Chopra and Pandey are being recognized by SNMMI for their innovative research. This prestigious honor is well deserved, as both are exceedingly gifted scientists of the highest character and professionalism. I anticipate this will be one of many future recognitions from their

150 Milestone: Robotic Procedure Changes Prostate Cancer Care

UCSF Health has performed 150 robotic focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedures for patients living with prostate cancer, becoming the first on the West Coast and the first UC Health System to reach that milestone. The HIFU technology uses ultrasound waves to destroy cancerous

From AI to Cancer, Arc Institute Supports Curiosity-Driven Science at UCSF

Discoveries result from a mix of smarts, creativity, grit, collaboration, serendipity and time. But when scientists must constantly apply for funding, that last factor can be hard to come by. The Arc Institute, a privately-funded research organization in Palo Alto is hoping to fill that gap with

CRISPR Cures for Cancer: Partnership to Accelerate Cell Therapy Using Genomics

Announcing the launch of CRISPR Cures for Cancer, a tri-institutional initiative between UCSF, Gladstone Institutes, and the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley, which aims to accelerate cell therapy design and development using genomic technologies. CRISPR Cures for Cancer Initiative is

Study Finds Significant Chemical Exposures in Women With Cancer

In a sign that exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be playing a role in cancers of the breast, ovary, skin and uterus, researchers have found that people who developed those cancers have significantly higher levels of these chemicals in their bodies. While it does not prove that

Can What Works to Treat Cancer Work for Diabetes?

To live with type 1 diabetes is to be ruled by relentless routine. Food must be carefully monitored, and the only treatment, subcutaneous insulin, is burdensome – requiring regular injections or an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring and/or finger sticks to test one’s blood sugar levels. For