Collaborations and Peers: A Lifetime of Research at UCSF

Byron C. Hann, MD, PhD, Research Scientist and Manager of the Preclinical Therapeutics Core at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will be retiring at the end of the month. Since his arrival in 1984, Dr. Hann has collaborated with UCSF's best and brightest scientists and helped to

UCSF, UCLA Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging Technique

The University of California’s two nationally ranked medical centers, UC San Francisco and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer a new imaging technique for prostate cancer that locates cancer lesions in the pelvic area and

Big Data Powers Design of 'Smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

A national study evaluating a personalized approach to breast cancer screening and risk assessment has launched a new effort to diversify its participants, as it hits a milestone of 30,000 women enrolled. The multiyear WISDOM study (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk), led by UC

Nurse Scientist Christine Miaskowski: Four Decades Helping Patients in Pain

For 40 years, Christine Miaskowksi, RN, PhD, FAAN, has been investigating the causes of- and solutions for the debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. In recognition of her contributions as a nurse scientist, Miaskowski recently received one of nursing’s pre-eminent awards. Below, Miaskowski

Reflections on Living with Glioblastoma

More than four years after a diagnosis of glioblastoma (GBM), Susan Sandler shares her experience of living with the challenges of brain cancer.She chronicles her personal journey and revelations in her newly published book, a collection of essays titled When I First Found Out I Had Cancer. Susan

Climate Change Will Give Rise to More Cancers

Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report from UC San Francisco. Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Associate Director for