Alain Algazi and Team Run "Absurd" Marathon Course to Benefit American Cancer Society

On October 4th, Alain Algazi, MD, a melanoma specialist and head-and-neck cancer researcher at UCSF, will join friends and colleagues in running a marathon across SF and Marin to benefit the American Cancer Society. The ambitious 26.5 mile course will begin at the Hi Dive Bar under the Bay Bridge

UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

As we continue to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic nationwide, a second public health crisis is emerging and causing increasing alarm. Stemming from the initial deferrals of routine care as the pandemic took hold, combined with shelter-in-place health orders and the fears generated by

Mapping Genetic Diversity of Lung Tumors Over Time May Lead to More Effective Therapies

A malignant tumor is a bustling metropolis populated by many different kinds of cancer cells. This cellular diversity, however, is what makes cancer so difficult to treat, as each type of cell in a tumor responds differently – and sometimes not at all – to cancer therapies. This is especially true

Oncologists: Chadwick Boseman's death from colon cancer at 43 underscores a disturbing trend

By Sorbarikor Piawah, Gabriel A. Brooks and Franklin W. Huang | SF Chronicle | Sep. 3, 2020 News of Chadwick Boseman’s private struggle and tragic death from colon cancer at the age of 43 has been especially jarring to the medical community, as it highlights an alarming trend. While colon cancer

Danica Fujimori Receives $1.25M Bowes Biomedical Investigator Award

UC San Francisco chemical biologist Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, has been named this year’s Bowes Biomedical Investigator. The award provides unrestricted funding of $1.25 million over five years to support Fujimori’s teaching and leadership roles and advance her quest to understand life’s

Free Genome Sequencing Now Available to all UCSF Patients

UC San Francisco scientists have launched a precision medicine initiative to offer free voluntary whole genome sequencing to all UCSF Health patients – making it the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. The goal of the initiative, called the UCSF 3D Health Study (for “Data

Low Income Countries Hold Lessons for Cancer Care During a Pandemic: Q&A with Dr. Becky DeBoer

In March, as COVID-19 cases were mounting across the country, UCSF oncologist Becky DeBoer and colleagues began preparing for a surge in San Francisco. DeBoer, MD, MA, an assistant professor of Medicine, found herself applying lessons she’d learned training and practicing in low-resource settings