Can Lymph Nodes Boost the Success of Cancer Immunotherapy?

Cancer treatment routinely involves taking out lymph nodes near the tumor in case they contain metastatic cancer cells. But new findings from a clinical trial by researchers at UC San Francisco and Gladstone Institutes shows that immunotherapy can activate tumor-fighting T cells in nearby lymph

California’s Anti-Smoking Push Spurs Big Savings on Health Costs

In the late 1980s, when smoking was still allowed on some airline flights, California boosted its tax on cigarettes from 10 to 35 cents a pack, devoting 5 cents to programs to prevent smoking. The newly created California Tobacco Control Program funded anti-tobacco media campaigns and community

Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women at UCSF Radiology

It's always a good time of year to recognize and celebrate the many women who contribute their talent and expertise to the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. On International Women's Day, we invite you to peruse the bios and recent projects of a selection of our faculty

New App Calculates Women’s Risk for Advanced Breast Cancer

Globally, breast cancer is the leading cancer among women. Yet, determining who will develop breast cancer is still a major challenge for the medical community. A new tool, developed by UC San Francisco’s Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and colleagues at other institutions, now helps to calculate risk for

Paid Sick Leave Means More People Get Screened for Cancer

An estimated 300,000 additional employees received colorectal cancer screening in a two-year period, following mandated paid sick leave in 57 metropolitan areas across the U.S. And about 250,000 additional workers underwent breast cancer screenings in a two-year period after the mandate, according

HDFCCC Funds Broad Portfolio of Research Grants Totaling $1 Million

In 2022, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center funded 25 promising pilot projects totaling $1 million to support cancer research in strategic and developing areas. The projects span basic, translational, and population science from early career and established investigators. The pilot

UCSF is No. 1 Public Recipient of National Institutes of Health Funding in 2022

UC San Francisco received the most funding of any public institution from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022 for the 16th year running. UCSF was second highest among all the public and private institutions in the country. The University’s total funding came to $823 million, setting a