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Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.
15-Jan-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug.
14-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment, according to research by UC San Francisco scientists who...
14-Sep-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California’s $14 Billion Killer

The University of California’s five academic cancer centers, home to some of the world’s leading scientists and physicians, have formed a consortium to better address California’s most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities, UC...
14-Sep-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses.
13-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco...
17-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure
13-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Genetic ‘Balance’ May Influence Response to Cancer Treatment

Choosing among cancer treatments increasingly involves determining whether tumor cells harbor specific, mutated “oncogenes” that drive abnormal growth and that may also be especially vulnerable or resistant to particular drugs. But according to...
27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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