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UCSF Launches Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research

A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of...
4/8/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Pancreatic Cancer “Dream Team” Tackles Baffling, Deadly Disease

UC San Francisco has been selected to join a national “dream team” on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer.
4/7/2014 5:00 PM EDT

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer.
4/7/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Daiichi Sankyo and UCSF Announce Collaboration in Drug Discovery Research for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. and UC San Francisco have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases.
4/3/2014 2:40 PM EDT

Experts Question Routine Mammograms in Elderly

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a...
3/31/2014 11:50 AM EDT

Sam Hawgood Takes the Helm at UC San Francisco


Renowned pediatrician and medical school dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS, became interim chancellor today of UC San Francisco, the nation’s leading public university exclusively dedicated to health.
4/1/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Early Cardiac Risks Linked to Worse Cognitive Function in Middle Age

Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco.
3/31/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UC San Francisco researchers have found in a new study.
3/27/2014 3:00 PM EDT

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