UCSF Medical Center Is Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for 2023-24

UCSF Medical Center has been named to the Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals for adult care in U.S. News & World Report ’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings, representing the highest quality of care and safety standards in the country. The distinction was earned by only 22 medical centers

A Novel Approach Towards a Vaccine for Relapsing Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Q&A with Dr. Karin Gaensler

There is a major clinical unmet need for effective and safe therapies to increase progression-free and overall survival in older individuals with leukemia whose prognosis is grim. Dr. Karin Gaensler's pursuit of a therapeutic cancer vaccine continues with the development of TriLeukeVax (TLV), an

Studying the Impacts of Poverty on Cancer: Q&A with Dr. Robert Hiatt

A team of researchers from Stanford, UC San Francisco, and UC Davis have collaborated to launch the UPSTREAM Research Center, one of five new Centers for Cancer Control Research in Persistent Poverty Areas funded by the National Cancer Institute. In the News Biden-Harris Administration launches

How a UCSF Scientist Balances Elite Trail Running, Cancer Research

From cutting-edge cancer research to elite trail running, UCSF’s Patrick “Paddy” O’Leary, PhD, rises to the challenges of a well-balanced life. The native of Wexford, Ireland is a senior research specialist in the laboratory of Alan Ashworth, PhD, president of the UCSF Helen Diller Family

Breast Density and BMI Both Play a Role in Breast Cancer Risk

Laws in many states require notifying women if they have dense breasts, a risk factor for breast cancer. But density shouldn’t be the only factor in determining whether supplemental screening is warranted, reported researchers in a large new study led by UC San Francisco and UC Davis. Body mass

Personalizing Prostate Cancer Screening May Improve Accuracy of Detection

The accuracy of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening can be improved by accounting for genetic factors that cause changes in PSA levels that are not associated with cancer, according to a multi-center study led by UC San Francisco and Stanford University. In a study published on June 1, 2023 in

UCSF Health Cancer Services Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted three-year accreditation to the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) at UC San Francisco (UCSF). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality