Documents reveal targeted tactics of e-cigarette marketer

Earlier this month, the UCSF Library announced a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which will create an online searchable public depository of roughly four million internal documents from

Six Cancer Research Projects Funded in Fall 2023 RAP Cycle

Six investigators and teams were awarded grants in support of cancer research projects in the fall 2023 cycle of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). Funded by various agencies across UCSF, the awards span a range of topics from telomere maintenance in pediatric brain tumors to the use of a

Cancer Center Launches Early Detection Project to Arrest Cancer Before it Spreads

UC San Francisco is embarking on a bold initiative to catch cancer in its earliest forms and prevent it from progressing. The goal: to detect and halt cancer before it takes root and spreads, potentially reducing the often-severe toll of the disease. The initiative will be called Cancer Early

In Judo Move, Scientists Use Cancer’s Strength to Fight Against It

Immunotherapies using engineered T cells have ushered in a new era in cancer treatment, but they have their limits. They may cause side effects or stop working, and they do not work at all against 90% of cancers. Now, scientists at UC San Francisco and Northwestern Medicine may have found a way

Two of San Francisco’s Longest-Serving Hospitals Join UCSF Health

UCSF Health has signed a definitive agreement with Dignity Health to acquire Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (Saint Francis) and St. Mary’s Medical Center (St. Mary’s), along with associated outpatient clinics in San Francisco. The organization hopes to close the transaction in spring 2024. Building

Dr. Ajay Maker Appointed Surgeon in Chief for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ajay Maker, MD, FACS, FSSO has been appointed to the position of Surgeon in Chief for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is a newly created role charged with developing and helping implement strategies to enhance and optimize clinical operations in the adult cancer service

Could Two Drugs Be Better Than One for Treating Prostate Cancer?

Combining testosterone-blocking drugs in patients with prostate cancer relapse prevents the spread of cancer better than treatment with a single drug, a multi-institution, Phase 3 clinical trial led by UC San Francisco researchers has found. The approach can extend the time between debilitating drug