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

Genomic Sequencing Is Changing Diagnosis, Treatment for Patients with Brain Cancer

Patients diagnosed with a type of brain tumor survived for longer when they were treated aggressively with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But far from suggesting that more treatment always leads to better survival, the study by UC San Francisco underscores the critical role of genomic

Further and Faster Together: Creating a Diverse Workforce

Fostering a diverse and equitable workforce poses enormous and complex challenges. It requires introspection and the hard work of culture change to undo the effects of long-term entrenched prejudice and status quo policies. Universities like UCSF and their cancer centers are increasingly taking

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