Over 30 UCSF Scientists Honored for Highest Impact in Their Fields

Thirty-two UC San Francisco scientists are among the most influential individuals in their respective fields, according to the most recent analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company, Clarivate. Cancer Center Members (Past/Present) Alan Ashworth | Oncology Jeffrey

Inclusion of New Risk Factors Improves Prediction of Invasive Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women – with the exception of skin cancer – accounting for 31 percent of all new female cancer diagnoses in 2022. Yet, determining who is most at risk of breast cancer is still a challenge for the medical community. Physicians use risk

Cancer Center Awards Mini-Grants in Support of Diversity, Professional Development

The Cancer Center’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) recently awarded 20 mini-grants to support career development activities for faculty, staff, and trainees across the UCSF cancer community. Made available to women, minorities, and persons with disabilities –

UCSF and UCLA to Host Inaugural PSMA PET Conference in January 2024

University of California prostate cancer experts will share clinical insights at the first annual PSMA Conference, “PSMA PET and RLT: Present and Future.” The conference will take place online and in-person in San Francisco on January 18-19, 2024. The event is co-sponsored by UC San Francisco and

Can Gene Expression Predict if a Brain Tumor Is Likely to Grow Back?

Doctors often prescribe radiation along with surgery to treat a brain tumor called meningioma that originates in the protective membranes surrounding the brain. But side effects from radiation can be serious, including memory loss and cognitive decline, so it’s important to know which patients

Wiita Team Identifies a Novel Target for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

While immunotherapy has been successful for a number of aggressive cancers, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a hematologic malignancy with dismal outcomes, has no currently known immunotherapy targets. In a recently published study in Nature Cancer, Arun Wiita, MD, PhD reports the hurdles and successes

UCSF Health Hospitals Earn ‘A’ in Patient Safety

UCSF Health hospitals at Mission Bay, Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion have earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the health care transparency nonprofit, The Leapfrog Group. Fewer than 1 in 3 hospitals nationwide can say the same. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to