Matthew Cooperberg Honored with AUA Gold Cystoscope Award

Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, is the 2015 recipient of the American Urological Association (AUA) "Gold Cystoscope" award, given annually to one urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the profession within 10 years of completing residency training. He received the award in May at the

Cancer Blocked by Halving Levels of Protein Thought To Be 'Untouchable'

In a surprising finding, a team of UC San Francisco and Stanford University scientists has discovered that a protein thought to be crucial for the body to develop and function correctly can be reduced by half in mice with no apparent ill effects. More strikingly, the group found that the full

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis. The study, which

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

Laura Van 't Veer, PhD (Netherlands), co-leader of the HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program, was awarded the prize for the invention of a gene-based tissue test which makes it possible to offer targeted treatment for breast cancer. It provides women in the early stage of breast cancer with a reliable

Genetic Markers Provide Better Brain Cancer Classification

HDFCCC Members Co-lead authors of the study are Annette M. Molinaro, PhD and Kyle M. Walsh, PhD; UCSF co-senior authors are Margaret R. Wrensch, PhD and John K. Wiencke, PhD. A team of scientists from UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic has shown that using just three molecular markers will help

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Ranked Among Nation's Premier Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, is among the nation's premier children’s hospitals in nine pediatric specialties, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. Best Children’s Hospitals rankings conducted by the U.S. News Media Group. UCSF Benioff Children's

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

UC San Francisco’s Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.” Ashworth, president of UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer