Targeted Treatment of Rare Childhood Leukemia

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a rare but aggressive childhood leukemia. While hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is curative for some patients, approximately half of all patients see their leukemia return following a transplant. Recent studies have identified that the number of

Can AI Help Doctors Find Cancer Faster by Reviewing Records?

A form of artificial intelligence called large language modeling (LLM), the same technology behind ChatGPT, could someday improve liver cancer care by extracting important data from medical charts much faster than humans, a recent UCSF study found. LLMs use deep learning and large data sets to

New Walnut Creek Cancer Center Brings Specialty Care Close to Home

The UCSF Health-John Muir Health Jean and Ken Hofmann Cancer Center at the Behring Pavilion opened today, bringing a full spectrum of leading-edge cancer care close to home for people in the East Bay and surrounding areas. The state-of-the art center is an important step in UCSF Health’s vision of

UCSF Tops Public Universities in NIH Research Funding in 2023

It is the 17th year in a row that UCSF has earned this distinction among public institutions. Postdoctoral scholar Oscar Campos, PhD, works in the Lim Lab at UCSF. Photo by Noah Berger “Support from the NIH enables our researchers to test their boldest ideas for advancing science, medicine and

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