UCSF Schools Lead the Nation in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

UC San Francisco’s four professional schools topped the nation in federal research funding in 2013, with the University as a whole ranking first among public recipients and second overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures. Top Recipients of NIH

Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies Focus of New Movement

Pharmacies, focused on the health and wellbeing of their customers, have long been saddled with a paradox: they sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, even though tobacco use is the nation’s leading cause of preventable death. If retailers, particularly pharmacies, were to discontinue selling

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System (Part II)

continued from "Killing Cancer Through the Immune System," Feb 4, 2014, “For the longest time, people did not believe this was possible,” said Lawrence Fong, MD, associate professor of medicine at UCSF and one of the University’s lead investigators in the expanding use of immunotherapy

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System

What if the body could heal itself of even the most aggressive and deadly tumors? In the span of a few years, the idea has gone from New Age notion to medical reality. Researchers are investigating the potential of immunotherapy to be a powerful, effective and long-lasting solution to kill cancer

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study

ExRNA Research May Refine Prostate Cancer Treatment

Urology faculty member Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, is leading an NIH-funded project examining the role extracellular RNA (exRNA) might play in prostate and other cancers. Within the cell, RNA helps to guide protein production, but scientists have learned in recent years that small segments of RNA are

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Spring 2014 Cycle

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2014 cycle. The electronic-submission deadline is Monday, February 24, at 2 p.m. During the Fall 2013 cycle the