Navigating From the Genome to the Clinic Using ‘Cell Maps’

Breast cancer, COVID-19, and autism may seem unrelated, but they share some surprising connections. Some of the same genes that are mutated in breast cancer also get hijacked by COVID-19, and some other genes mutated in cancer are also implicated in autism. Commonalities like these have led Nevan

Advancing Precision Medicine for Neuro-Oncology Patients: Q&A with David Solomon, MD, PhD

International Nurses Day 2022: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health

Every year the International Council of Nurses (ICN) commemorates International Nurses Day on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year’s theme: Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health is a multifaceted call to allocate resources to

Joining Forces to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Although it doesn’t tend to get as much media attention as other diseases, pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths and is on track to become the second most fatal cancer by 2030. It is one of the few cancers that’s becoming more common, and those who are affected have a

Renowned Hematology-Oncology Specialist to Lead UCSF Health’s Hematology-Oncology Program

UC San Francisco’s Division of Hematology-Oncology is welcoming Krishna Komanduri, MD, as division chief of Hematology-Oncology at UCSF Health. Komanduri is an international leader in the fields of hematology-oncology, transplantation, and cellular immunotherapy. He will start at UCSF on July 1. In

Nutrition Counseling Program Turns 20!

This January, the UCSF Cancer Center’s Outpatient Nutrition Counseling program celebrated its 20th anniversary. This landmark anniversary is a great opportunity to look back at the origins of the Nutrition Counseling Program which presently consists of Greta Macaire, RD, MA; Anna Hom, RD, MS; Neha

Seven Cancer Research Projects Funded in Fall 2021 RAP Cycle

Seven investigators and teams were awarded grants in support of cancer research projects in the fall 2021 cycle of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). Funded by various agencies across UCSF, the awards span a range of topics from exploring imaging techniques to piloting screening