Study Examines Socioeconomic Status as Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk

In a recently published study, Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD, Associate Director of Population Sciences for the Cancer Center, and co-authors explored the relationship between socioeconomic status and early onset of puberty. Below, Hiatt discusses the findings and their implications for breast cancer risk

Umoja Health Celebrates First Anniversary

On Saturday, August 7th Umoja Health, in partnership with community and faith-based organizations, celebrated its 1-year anniversary of providing free access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to Oakland’s most impacted neighborhoods serving the Black community. Mayor Libby Schaaf attended the

NCI Names Fong Outstanding Investigator

UCSF Medical Center Ranks 1st Nationwide in Neuro, Among Top 10 Hospitals for 2021-22

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as the nation’s best hospital for neurology and neurosurgery, and among the country’s premier medical centers overall, in the 2021-22 Best Hospitals survey by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released July 27, 2021, placed UCSF among the top 10

Thirteen Cancer Research Projects Funded in Spring 2021 RAP Cycle

Thirteen investigators were awarded grants in support of cancer research projects in the Spring 2021 cycle of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). Funded by various agencies across UCSF, the awards span a range of topics from health equity to therapy resistance to developing new screening

Science and medicine have embraced Twitter. Should you?

Launched 15 years ago this week, Twitter has become one of the most powerful ways in the world to spread ideas. In its relatively short lifetime, Twitter’s reach and ability to influence have made it a critical communication tool in all areas of life and work.

HDFCCC Pledges Funds for Bold, Provocative Ideas

Cancer Center leadership is calling on members to submit their boldest ideas for future research projects and collaborations that will drive funding priorities and scientific emphasis over the coming decade. "Any one of our members or teams can lead the center in a new direction, and in turn, do the