University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
CureTalks Podcast: The Latest in Brain Tumor Treatments and Trials

CureTalks Podcast: The Latest in Brain Tumor Treatments and Trials

March 4, 2020

Our March 2020 CureTalks podcast covered the latest in brain tumor research and treatment with neuro-oncologist Dr. Nancy Bush from UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Peter Carroll, MD, MPH Receives Whitmore Award From Society of Urologic Oncology

Peter Carroll, MD, MPH Receives Whitmore Award From Society of Urologic Oncology

February 21, 2020

In 1993, Society of Urologic Oncology initiated an annual award and lectureship in honor of Dr. Willet Whitmore, who had been involved in early discussions on the formation of the Society and is considered the father of urologic oncology. Peter Carroll, MD, MPH is the recipient ...
New Clinical Trial Targets Mutations Commonly Found in Lower Grade Gliomas

New Clinical Trial Targets Mutations Commonly Found in Lower Grade Gliomas

February 12, 2020

Within the next few months, the UCSF Brain Tumor Center will begin recruiting for a multi-center clinical trial to evaluate AG-881, a small molecule drug, for treatment of residual or recurrent IDH-mutant grade II glioma.  AG-881 is a drug that inhibits the mutated forms of ...
A Dedicated Past, a Promising Future: Cancer Symposium Shines Spotlight on ZSFG Excellence

A Dedicated Past, a Promising Future: Cancer Symposium Shines Spotlight on ZSFG Excellence

February 12, 2020

Even with more than 125 years of caring for San Francisco residents, the faculty and staff at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) and UCSF find that some issues need more than time to resolve. In this case, it’s the inequities and barriers to care ...
Cigarette Company Expands to Food, Beverages Using Same Race-Based Playbook to Woo Customers

Cigarette Company Expands to Food, Beverages Using Same Race-Based Playbook to Woo Customers

February 10, 2020

A tobacco company that diversified into the food and drink business targeted black and Hispanic consumers in the same way as they had courted them as cigarette smokers, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. Lead author Kim H. Nguyen, ScD, together with Laura Schmidt, ...
UCSF Health and John Muir Health Add Cancer Services to Berkeley Outpatient Center

UCSF Health and John Muir Health Add Cancer Services to Berkeley Outpatient Center

February 6, 2020

UCSF Health and John Muir Health have reached the first significant milestone in developing a cancer network to enhance access to cancer care for patients throughout the East Bay, with the opening of the UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center at 3100 San Pablo Ave., in Berkeley. The ...