Community Advisory Board Leader Arnold Perkins Retires

“I can’t tolerate injustice, and I will not be silent.” -Arnold Perkins This month, after 17 years participating on – and nine years leading – the Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), Arnold Perkins retired. Perkins, 80, former director of the Alameda County Department of Health, was a

International Hematologic Conference Features UCSF Health Experts

Hematologists and oncologists from around the world will present new research and clinical findings at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 64th Annual Meeting and Exposition. This year’s meeting will be held in New Orleans from Dec. 10-13, 2022. Widely considered the world’s leading event in

How AI Found the Words to Kill Cancer Cells

Using new machine learning techniques, researchers at UC San Francisco, in collaboration with a team at IBM Research, have developed a virtual molecular library of thousands of “command sentences” for cells, based on combinations of “words” that guided engineered immune cells to seek out and

UCSF Radiology's Highlights from the 2022 RSNA Annual Meeting

Each year, the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging looks forward to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. This year was especially exciting as we were all able to return to Chicago in person. Our team enjoyed the camaraderie of discussing

A Blueprint for More Equitable Care in Public Health Crises

A testing lab set up within eight days, teams focused on testing and treating COVID-19 in the Black and Latinx communities, and the launch of one of the largest testing studies in the nation – these are a few examples of how UC San Francisco partnered with government and community groups to address

International Conference Features UCSF Breast Cancer Experts

Breast cancer experts from UCSF Health will present new research and clinical findings at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world’s largest and most prestigious breast cancer conference. This year’s meeting will be held Dec. 6 to 10, 2022. Combining clinical, translational and

UCSF Mission Bay Receives ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has been nationally recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for its rigorous safety measures that protect hospital patients from harm and errors. The “A” grade, the highest rating, includes care provided at UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women