A Brain Tumor Patient Celebrates Survival

When Cheryl Broyles was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor, her goal was to outlive the disease’s 15-month prognosis long enough for the younger of her two toddler sons to reach kindergarten. That was 22 years ago. Broyles’ survival has been the result of luck, tumor location, and

AACR Releases Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today released its Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022. The publication raises awareness of the enormous toll that cancer exacts on racial and ethnic minorities and other medically underserved populations, while highlighting areas of recent

New Biomarker Classifications May Improve Treatment for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

Research scientists and statisticians from UC San Francisco have developed improved biomarker classifications as part of their research results in the I-SPY 2 trial for high-risk breast cancer patients. The new cancer response subtypes reflect responsiveness to drug treatments and are intended to

UCSF Cancer Specialists to Present Clinical Findings at Major Conference 

Portrait Campaign Celebrates Diversity Across Cancer Services

E-Cigarette Use Costs U.S. $15B Per Year, Reports UCSF in First Study of Its Kind

Use of electronic cigarettes costs the United States $15 billion annually in health care expenditures – more than $2,000 per person a year – according to a study by researchers at the UC San Francisco School of Nursing. The study, published on May 23, 2022, in Tobacco Control, is the first to look

Natalia Jura Delivers 2022 Byers Award Lecture on Beating Cancer Through Molecular Photography

Natalia Jura, PhD, imagines the molecules she studies as dancers. “They have to come together for the magic to happen,” she explained during this year’s Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science, which she delivered on May 2. "Natalia Jura embodies our commitment to advancing scientific knowledge for the