Searching Genes to Avoid Medical Side Effects

ExRNA: Decoding Messages Between Cells

RNA has long been known to perform yeoman's duty on the intracellular assembly line, following genetic instructions to help guide protein production. But it turns out that RNA is not merely an essential and reliable, if unexciting, workhorse. Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that ventures

New Mission Bay Family House to Expand Services for Patient Families

For three decades, Family House has offered a supportive home base for families whose children are being treated for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Now, as the children’s hospital prepares for its move to a new home at Mission Bay, Family House also

Mission: A Tobacco-Free World

Youth smoking rates in the U.S. were at all-time lows when flavored e-cigarettes hit the market 15 years ago, sparking an epidemic of novel nicotine products. Also called vape pens, these devices heat up liquid that contains nicotine and other chemicals, creating an aerosol that’s inhaled. Pamela

Eleven Cancer Research Projects Funded in Fall 2022 RAP Cycle

Eleven investigators and teams were awarded grants in support of cancer research projects in the fall 2022 cycle of the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP). Funded by various agencies across UCSF, the awards span a range of topics from targeting cell growth in pancreatic cancer to predicting head

UCSF Health Cancer Experts Featured at Premier Cancer Meeting

Oncology specialists from around the globe will gather for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to discuss the latest cancer therapies, technologies, research and education. The theme this year is Partnering With Patients: The Cornerstone of Cancer Care and Research. More

Hala Borno, MD, Resident Alum : Ensuring clinical trials serve patients of color

As a war refugee, a Palestinian immigrant, and now an oncologist, Hala Borno knows that access to health care can determine whether a patient survives a life-threatening illness – or not. Cancer outcomes correlate with race and ethnicity partly because clinical drug trials fail to enroll diverse