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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

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according to a new multicenter study from UC San Francisco, Weill Cornell Medicine and three...
27-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer


Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on...
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Broad New Partnership Launches Plan to Reduce Cancer in San Francisco


Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Seeing an opportunity to change this, a group that includes UC San Francisco (UCSF), the City and County of...
18-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study


A team of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a new drug target for triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive disease subtype that has the poorest outcomes and accounts for as many as one in five cases. The findings are...
24-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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